Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares, in fish market in Honiara on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, South Pacific. (Photo by: David Tipling/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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Tuna Jerky Packs An Eco-Friendly Protein Punch
Seafood is one of the most protein-packed and vitamin-rich types of food on the planet, and various sea creatures can be grilled, baked, air-fried, and more. However, if you're not that into fresh seafood, you should try tuna jerky, a delicious and nutrient-rich snack that is also more environmentally sustainable than other jerky.
Tuna jerky is made from fresh tuna that is dehydrated to create a flavorful, nutrient-dense snack with a much longer shelf life than fresh fish. One bag of Kaimana Ahi Tuna Jerky contains a whopping 18 grams of protein, according to their Amazon page, and fish jerky is also better for the environment than traditional beef jerky.
Wild-caught fish have a smaller carbon footprint than meat that from land animals, and also have a lower impact on freshwater and wildlife. If you're usually a beef jerky person, try tuna jerky for an eco-friendly way to get more vitamin- and omega-3-rich seafood in your diet, in a form that is barely different from typical meat jerky.