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packages of Culver Duck duck jerky
NUTRITIOUS SNACK: Culver Duck, an Indiana company, makes duck jerky products. Maple and teriyaki are two flavors offered.

Try some Indiana-grown duck jerky

Hoosier Fare: If you like jerky, check out this product from an Indiana company.

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.

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