Friday, June 27, 2008

Sodium Nitrite Free Beef Jerky

The following brands and varieties of jerky are free of sodium nitrite...

Sodium nitrite is used to cure and preserve meats. It has been linked to colon cancer and lung disease. If you're going to eat a lot of beef jerky, it's probably best to stick with sodium nitrite-free jerky.

Alligator Jerky

Beef Jerky

Buffalo Jerky

Cactus Jerky

Clam Jerky

Elk Jerky

Ostrich Jerky

Pineapple Jerky

Salmon Jerky

Soy Jerky

Turkey Jerky

Venison Jerky

For more information about sodium nitrite and its uses in beef jerky, read Wikipedia's article...


  1. Jack Link's seems to have removed sodium nitrite from their standard beef jerkys.

  2. Uncle Zip's is also free of nitrates/nitrites