how to store beef jerky and other jerky - food dehydrator jerky
The enemy of dried meat is the enemy of fresh food: moisture, air, heat, sun and time.
Food dehydrator in order to inhibit the bacteria that grow, survive and ultimately destroy the moisture required for the food, eliminate the moisture in the dried meat.
After making dried meat with a dehydrator, the following steps should be followed for storage: unlike homemade beef jerky, the variety purchased in the store has a very high salt content, and sodium and monosodium glutamate increase the shelf life of store purchases, but a lot of extra sodium has also been added.
In fact, beef jerky purchased by a store can contain between 40% and 50% of the daily recommended sodium intake.
Typically, homemade recipes contain much less salt than the beef jerky purchased at the store.
Therefore, it is recommended to store homemade beef jerky in a closed container and place it in a cool, dark place for up to one month.
The shelf life of homemade beef jerky can be extended by placing it in the refrigerator for six months, and if placed in the refrigerator, the shelf life can be extended for one year.