If you like jerky, try duck jerky from Culver Duck. It’s raised and processed in Indiana, and it delivers nutrition in a tasty way.
Culver Duck offers duck jerky in four flavors: original, sweet and hot, maple, and teriyaki. I opened a 3-ounce package of teriyaki jerky first. It comes in a resealable plastic pouch. The tantalizing aroma of teriyaki hit me immediately. And the taste didn’t disappoint. It’s a flavorful meat snack. If you’re not into spice, that’s OK. It doesn’t leave a strong after-kick.
I also tried the maple flavor. It’s a mild, smoked flavor that delivers a hearty meat taste. Both flavors resemble eating bacon — only there’s more meat and less fat. Nutritional labels report that the teriyaki flavor has 1 gram of fat per serving, or 1%, with a serving being 1 ounce and 80 calories. The maple flavor has 1.5 grams of fat, or 2%, and only 60 calories per 1-ounce serving.
Culver Duck’s jerky is made from marinated duck breast. The package notes that ducks are raised in free-to-roam barns, with no antibiotics used, no hormones, no nitrate or nitrites added, and with no animal byproducts included. Ducks are fed an all-vegetable diet.
Culver Duck, Middlebury, offers a wide range of duck products besides jerky. Check them out on the web at culverduck.com. You can even shop online. Jerky currently lists for $8 per 3-ounce package on the website.
Culver Duck is a member of Indiana Grown. This free service offered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture is designed to help Hoosiers who want to grow and sell an ag-related product find information they need to develop marketing strategies. Learn more at indianagrown.org.