Dried tuna jerky is a traditional food in several parts of the world from Hawaii and the southern Mediterranean in Europe. With the growing popularity of all forms of healthy and natural jerky (as well as not so natural) becoming more mainstream, we wanted to write an article covering the ingredients in a bunch of the more clean/Paleo options.
We cover several categories of tuna jerky and dried tuna products, focusing on options for those avoiding refined sugars, those looking for Paleo tuna jerky, traditional Hawaiian ahi style jerky, Spanish traditional air dried tuna and brands you might be able to find at a local health food stores like Whole Foods. Read on to see our findings about some of these brands currently on the market, and how their ingredients and products compare.
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Paleo Tuna Jerky
Kaimana Jerky Hawaiian Warrior Ahi Tuna Jerky
“Completely Soy Free & Sugar Free and only 90 calories per serving, so you won’t have to be concerned about how healthy it is.” “Hawaiian Warrior Tuna Jerky is absolutely Paleo diet friendly, borne of ancient traditions brought into the modern world.”
Hawaiian Warrior Ahi Tuna Jerky Ingredients: Ahi (Tuna), Salt, Hickory Liquid Smoke, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Red Chili, Sesame Oil, Spices
Where to Buy Kaimana Jerky Hawaiian Warrior Ahi Tuna Jerky: Amazon
Additional Info: https://kaimanajerky.com/products/hawaiian-warrior-ahi-tuna-jerky-2-5oz
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Air Dried Tuna
The following traditional Spanish dried tuna products are naturally made with just Tuna and salt, which could be perfect for those looking to know exactly every ingredient (including details like seasoning) in the foods they eat. For example for those looking for SCD legal jerky products, these air dried tuna products may be just what you are looking for:
Salazones Garre Tuna mojama extra selection
(translated) “Garre tuna mojama comes from salted and dry yellowfin tuna, which gives it an unmistakable flavor thanks to a selection of specimens. The yellowfin tuna loins contain a lot of protein and energy, in addition to Vitamin D, Omega 3 and Selenium, which give it unique properties and highly beneficial to our health.”
Tuna mojama extra selection Ingredients: Yelowfin tuna loins and natural sea salt.
Where to Buy Salazones Garre Tuna mojama extra selection: Amazon
Additional Info: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://www.salazonesgarre.com/salazones-y-ahumados/productos/1/mojama-atun-seleccion-extra.html&prev=search
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Kiele Mojama Salt-cured tuna loin
“Salt-cured tuna loin, also called “Sea Cured Ham”. This tuna fillet, fished using traditional methods, is a delicacy from the South Coast of Spain.”
Mojama Salt-cured tuna loin Ingredients: Tuna and salt
Where to Buy Kiele Mojama Salt-cured tuna loin: Amazon
Additional Info: http://www.kiele.es/en/semi-preserved-fish/mojama-salt-cured-tuna-loin
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Primal/Less Strict: Ahi Tuna Jerky
The following ahi tuna Jerky’s are not really full Paleo, but may be viable for those on a more relaxed regime, such as Primal or people doing 80% Paleo given their mostly whole food ingredients:
Jerky.com All Natural Ahi Tuna Jerky
“Solid filets of sushi grade Ahi Tuna has been expertly sliced into this high protein gourmet jerky. “
All Natural Ahi Tuna Jerky Ingredients: Tuna, Sugar, Soy Sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt), honey, red pepper, white pepper
Where to Buy Jerky.com All Natural Ahi Tuna Jerky: Amazon
Additional Info: http://www.jerky.com/products/all-natural-ahi-tuna-jerky
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Black Tiger Island Style – Ahi Tuna Jerky
“Ultra premium, specially crafted Ahi-Tuna jerky made with our special exotic island style marinade. Experience the exotic, flavorful taste of the prized ahi tuna , inspired by awesome recipes we discovered in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.”
Island Style – Ahi Tuna Jerky Ingredients: Ahi Tuna, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt), spice, lime juice, liquid smoke, vinegar, celery salt, sea salt
Where to Buy Black Tiger Island Style – Ahi Tuna Jerky: Amazon
Additional Info: https://blacktigerjerky.com/product/island-style-ahi-tuna-3-oz-bag/
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Tuna Jerky Whole Foods
The following section covers tuna Jerky’s that have been reported to be available at times at Whole Foods Market.
Itsumo Foods Wild Ahi Tuna Jerky – Sweet
“Itsumo Ahi Tuna Jerky is made from Japanese sashimi grade tuna. It is then dried and flavored making a great snack for any occasion. It is naturally high in protein and Omega-3 DHA. We have used minimal processing and no artificial ingredients”
Wild Ahi Tuna Jerky – Sweet Ingredients: Wild Caught Yellowfin Tuna (THUNNUS ALBACARES), Cane Sugar, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Sorbitol, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybeans, Rice, Rock Salt), Sea Salt, Yeast Extract, Contains 2% or less of Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Onion Powder, Spice
Where to Buy Itsumo Foods Wild Ahi Tuna Jerky – Sweet: Amazon
Additional Info: https://www.itsumofoods.com/collections/products/products/wild-ahi-tuna-jerky-sweet
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Finding the best paleo tuna jerky
If you know of other great options for paleo tuna jerky that we missed, please let us know in the comments below. We are always attempting to include the best options available.