DESCRIPTION: Paleovalley created Pasture-Raised Turkey Sticks to make healthy snacking easier. Their Pasture-Raised Turkey Sticks are made with happy, healthy turkeys – none of this "cage free" or "free range" trickery here. Pasture-raised animals living a natural life are, not surprisingly, much healthier and contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals. They also have a much more favorable omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio which is important because when omega-6 levels are too high inflammation is often the result. Organic spices are then added to give these turkey sticks a delicious, savory flavor! And did we mention, they are also AIP friendly too? It can't get much better than this!
What truly sets these turkey sticks apart is the use of old world methods of fermenting the sticks so they are shelf stable without the use of chemicals or questionable ingredients! Thanks to this fermentation process, each stick also contains 1 billion gut healthy probiotic CFUs!
Original - Pasture Raised Turkey, Water, Sea Salt, Organic Dextrose (From Organic Cassava Root), Organic Italian Seasoning (Organic Oregano, Organic Marjoram, Organic Thyme, Organic Basil, Organic Rosemary, Organic Sage), Organic Onion Powder, Organic Cinnamon, Lactic Acid starter culture from Beets, stuffed in a dye free beef collagen casing.
PRODUCT DETAILS: Paleovalley's turkey is actually pasture-raised while others can only claim "free-range" at best. The term "free-range" means little more than the turkeys have access to the outdoors but, in most cases, they actually see very little of the outdoors. On top of that, the outdoor access they have is typically nothing more than a concrete slab covered in dirt – there is no true pasture in sight. Our turkeys live a happy life on organic grass pastures full of grasses such as clover and alfalfa. They are also able to root for insects to complete their diet. What's with the dextrose? We're glad you asked because we use organic dextrose for a very health conscious reason. First, our dextrose is derived from 100% organic cassava root (also known as tapioca). It is NOT used as a sweetener at all. We use a very small, trace amount (about 1/4th of 1 gram per stick) for the sole purpose of activating the fermentation process. By the end of the ferment there is little to no dextrose remaining in the stick as it has been consumed by the beneficial probiotic bacteria!