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Beef Jerky and Ketosis

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Alice Muir

Recently we have been receiving more and more feed back from customers who are eating our beef jerky as a keto diet food. Because we are beginners to the idea of keto diets we wanted to investigate keto diets and see why our beef jerky seems to be such a good fit within the diet.

What is a Keto diet and Ketosis?

A ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb high fat diet designed to help people lose weight, build muscle and improve their health over all. Some reports even suggest a keto diet can help diabetes, epilepsy and even cancer. There are also reports the keto diet can help clear up acne as high carb foods can promote acne.

A common version of the keto diet involves sourcing 75% of your daily calories from fat, 20% from protein and only 5% from carbohydrates. To achieve this the keto diet recommends people eat lots of meat, fish, eggs, nuts and vegetables.  

The goal of a keto diet is for your body to enter a state called 'ketosis' where your body begins burning fat instead of glucose for energy. 

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and of course the clean eating queen Gwyneth Paltrow all follow the keto diet. 

Beginners Keto Diet Food

So we were wondering why beef jerky for keto? Well after chatting to some of our ketogenic customers it seems it is really hard to find keto snacks. Which when you think about it makes sense. A lot of snacks like chips, crackers and cake are high in carbohydrates and not good at all for a keto diet. 

Our beef jerky has 46.8 grams of protein per 100 grams and only 3.9 grams of carbs. This makes it the perfect keto snack! Our jerky also only has 3.4 grams of sugar per 100 grams which is much lower than most beef jerky on the market.

A customer told us that finding a low sugar beef jerky like ours was really good for beginning a keto diet, as it was the perfect low-carb replacement for popcorn at the movies or chips on a road trip. 


We are so happy to hear that people see our jerky as healthy, low-carb, low sugar snack! When first coming up for the recipe for Bald Rock Beef Jerky we worked really hard to make sure the ingredients were all natural and did service to the amazing, grass-fed, free range beef.

We love to hear from our customers! Are you on a keto diet or a low carb diet? Why do you love beef jerky?