paleo jerky, hiking snacks, no-cook backpacking food

Beef Jerky is perhaps the favorite snack among hikers, backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts. They are lightweight, tasty and rich in protein, which is so necessary for the repair of tissues and muscles after a long day of activity. There are many different kinds of jerky in the marketplace today. However, many products are filled with unhealthy additives and preservatives, and some brands are very high in sugar. Since I’ve become health-conscious not all of foods fall into my field of vision, although Paleo Jerky earned my immediate trust.

What is Paleo Jerky?

Paleo Jerky is a tasty, healthy snack made from 100% grass-fed Angus cattle raised in the grassy fields of the Scottish highlands. The manufacturer pays a great deal of attention to the quality of meat used in the product. Their cows are grazed exclusively on grass and are kept in a natural environment for two to three years. Only the finest cuts of meat are chosen for production.

paleo jerky cows

The best quality beef is slowly dried in low temperatures and then seasoned with only natural ingredients like salt, pepper, chili, coriander, and nutmeg. When the meat slices are ready, they are packed into waterproof and airtight bags, which allows the jerky to stay soft and fresh longer.

The Paleo Jerky products are free from gluten, lactose, allergens, artificial colours and flavour enhancers.

Nutritional Facts

Paleo Jerky is an excellent source of protein. With 100g of product you consume about 60g of pure protein, which is equal to the daily norm.

The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 56g per day for a man and 46 grams for a woman.

100g of product contains:
Calories: 240kCal
Protein: 61.3g
Carbs: 1g
Of which is sugar: 1g
Fat: 4g
Of which is saturated fat: 2g
Fiber: 1.3g
Sodium: 4.3g


paleo jerky, hiking snacks

There are four flavours to choose from: Original, Habanero, Horseradish, and Barbeque.

I have tried 3 of the flavours:

Original – Not too chewy, slightly moist and thin shreds. Salt, spices, and a touch of vinegar make for a well-balanced taste. I loved its kick of coriander and the nutmeg undertones.

Habanero – If you are crazy about hot and spicy foods, then this one’s for you.This flavour combines chili pepper heat with coriander and garlic. Good chew. To balance the taste I would also add a sweet note.

Horseradish – This flavour is meaty and chewy with a tasty hint of pepper and a very subtle note of horseradish.

Best uses:

The Paleo Jerky is a perfect snack for outdoor enthusiasts, people on the go, or those who just want to make their health and nutrition a priority.

It also works well as an ingredient for backpacking meals.


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