It's something you can easily take with you just about anywhere, it's readily available, it stores well and it's pretty darn tasty.
Need something to hold you over until dinner? Snack on some jerky.
Need a snack before catching that plane? Eat some jerky on your way to the airport.
Don't want to pay those outrageous snack prices at the not-diet-friendly theater? Sneak in some jerky.
A typical serving of jerky provides your body with nine grams of protein and just one carb gram. In the three ounce Wild Bill's Beef Jerky package pictured right, one serving is one ounce, or 1/3 of the package.
There's such a wide variety of jerky out there to choose from too, original, Teriyaki, spicy, bbq, fruit flavors and more. And it doesn't really have to be beef jerky either. There's bacon jerky, turkey jerky and wild game jerky to choose from as well.