With so many vegan jerky options on the market, many Australians are asking the question: what’s vegan jerky made of?
One of the main reasons Australians are looking for vegan jerky are the health benefits over traditional meat-based jerky and the appeal for wider audiences, including coeliacs and vegans.
There are many types of plant-based jerky available today, with most made from textured soy protein (which can be gluten-free) or wheat protein. Others are made from mung beans, peas, sea greens or mushrooms. It’s also not uncommon to see preservatives such as citric acid on many ingredients lists.
One thing you won’t find in vegan jerky is cholesterol. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any vegetable jerky in Australia that contains more than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving.
At Fine Fettle, we believe in only using whole foods that are GMO free. We make our delicious dried vegetable jerky from fresh mushrooms and other tasty dehydrated vegetables like capsicum, beetroot, tomatoes and zucchini. Strictly preservative free.
The main ingredient in our plant-based jerky is mushrooms – specifically, field, shiitake and portobello. Considered a superfood by some, mushrooms are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and may promote a healthy immune system. We’ve slowly dried these mushrooms to naturally preserve their nutrient content without adding anything artificial.
We believe the best snacks come from produce you can see – no fake meats in sight at Fine Fettle. We use fresh vegetables, marinate them and slowly dehydrate them to create a chunky, chewy vegetable jerky – yum!
Need help choosing the best sustainable vegan jerky for you?
First consider whether you are looking for a natural product. Also look at where your protein is coming from. The final thing to take into account is taste. At Fine Fettle, we have a slight bias and think our Kind of a Jerk vegan jerky tastes the best – don’t be a jerk, try it!
*Please be aware we are not medical professionals and cannot give medical advice. If you are looking to make a change in your diet, consult your GP.