FAQs

Is beef jerky a healthy snack?

To put it quite simply, Flying G Beef Jerky is a healthy snack. It is a good source of protein that is low in fats and contains no sugars or carbs. Flying G Jerky is works as a great snack if you are on the Keto diet. It is also very useful and a great snack if you count and track your macronutrients or are on a Whole 30 diet.

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Is beef jerky good for you?

One answer to this question is that Flying G Beef Jerky is good for you. Our beef jerky (both original and hot) does not contain sugars. Additionally, our beef jerky does not have any carbs, and is therefore a good fit with Keto, Whole 30, and Macro Counting diets, and is very low in fats. And like most beef jerky produced by various companies, ours is very high in protein. In short, you can trust that Flying G Jerky will be a good supplement to your healthy diet.

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Why is beef jerky so expensive?

This is a frequently asked question for a reason. At first glance, beef jerky appears to be an expensive snack compared to other foods you might consider snacking on at any given time. However, when compared side by side to other less nutritious snacks, beef jerky is actually very affordable if you look at the price per macronutrient calorie.

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Is beef jerky cooked?

Most beef jerky that you purchase in a convenience store, grocery store or any other store where beef jerky is sold is cooked. There is one kind of jerky that is not cooked and we will cover that in a minute. Flying G beef jerky is a cooked beef jerky. We use a combination of a dehydrator and a smoker working together and we follow strict USDA guidelines when manufacturing our beef jerky to make sure that we are 100% compliant on everything.

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Does dehydrating meat kill bacteria and parasites?

The short answer is yes, so long as the jerky is properly handled and produced following all recommended guidelines.

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How much jerky will 5 lbs of meat make?

The short answer to this question that we here at Flying G Jerky know is 5 pounds of beef will make roughly 2 pounds of beef jerky. That is a ratio of about 2.5 pounds of meat to 1 pound of finished jerky. However, there are many different types of meat that can be made into jerky.

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Is it bad to eat beef jerky every day?

As you might have heard, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Or is it too much of any one thing can be a bad thing? We here at Flying G Jerky might not know the correct phrase, but we sure do love our beef jerky!

So this begs the question: Is it bad to eat Flying G beef jerky every day?

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Are Slim Jim’s healthy?

The short answer to this question is no, Slim Jim’s are not healthy. The longer answer involves the macronutrient facts included on the nutrition labels of Slim Jim meat stick products and the additives ConAgra, the maker of Slim Jim’s, include in their products.

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What is the healthiest jerky?

The healthiest beef jerky will be jerky that is high in protein, low in fat, no sugar, no carbs, and does not contain artificial flavor additives or preservatives. The healthiest beef jerky will also have well-sourced ingredients that are limited in number. This describes Flying G Jerky and its ingredients perfectly!

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Is beef jerky good for Keto?

The answer to this question, as it always seems to be with these questions, is it depends. Most beef jerky products are at least low in carbs, while Flying G Jerky has no carbs. Most beef jerky products are high in fats. Flying G Jerky is low in fats, allowing the eater to have more flexibility eating more fats at other meals or snacks. Most beef jerky products have moderate to high protein content. Flying G Jerky has high protein content, allowing the eater to not have to eat as much protein at other meals or snacks.

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Are Slim Jim’s low carb?

Slim Jims, although a meat stick and not beef jerky, are a low carb snack compared to many other snacks out on the market. However, compared to actual beef jerky, and many other jerkies on the market, Slim Jims are a medium to high carb jerky. 

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Are Slim Jim’s OK for Keto?

Slim Jim jerky products are a version of jerky that is technically called a meat stick. They are made from a meat paste that is likely very low quality meat ground into a paste and turned into a version of jerky. Being a meat jerky, they naturally have relatively low carbs. Limiting carbs is the most vital piece of the Keto diet as discussed below.  However, by jerky standards, Slim Jims are a medium to high carb jerky.

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What is the history of Flying G Jerky?

Our history shapes who we are, what we believe, choices we make, standards we keep. To fully understand the rich family history of Flying G Jerky, we need to take a nostalgic journey back to our roots. We want you to understand the special place where the Flying G Jerky brand all started. We want our valued customers to be familiar with our origins so it will help in understanding who we are, what is important to us, how we made it to where we are today and why we care so much about the quality of and our knowledge of beef.

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