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Is Beef Jerky a Healthy Snack?

Eaten in recommended portions, jerky can be a healthy snack. Vigil’s beef jerky is trimmed of excess fat and seasoned with natural ingredients before it is dried and packaged. A full 1oz serving of Vigil’s Carne Seca Jerky contains only 100 calories while providing 19 grams of protein and 15% of your daily Iron requirements. Vigil’s Beef Jerky is also low in Carbohydrates and most flavors contain little to no sugar

Many hikers pack jerky as a protein filled snack on long hikes. An article on Livestrong.com notes that beef jerky is a good post workout snack helping to provide the extra protein required by active individuals (http://www.livestrong.com/article/362333-is-beef-jerky-good-for-a-workout-routine/).

 

 

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What is Carne Seca?

Carne Seca is a popular type of dried beef that has been a staple of southwestern people for generations. Originally used as a form of food preservation, since this type of dried beef stays fresh for months, carne seca has become a staple as a snack food in many modern homes.

Vigil’s Beef Jerky is a traditional New Mexico Carne Seca in that it is seasoned with only the best local flavors including New Mexico Red and Green Chile. Vigil’s is also free of many of the additives found in many packaged jerky products giving our Carne Seca an authentic New Mexican flavor you just can’t get anywhere else.