The popularity of coconut water -- electrolytes, people! -- is hardly a secret. But while everyone has been sipping on their tropical agua, the tradeoff has been a lot of wasted coconut. Luckily, coconut jerky is here to remedy that problem.
Made using the flesh of the fruit, coconut jerky isn't too different from its beef and turkey counterparts in that it's basically chewy, dehydrated strips of "meat" that are perfect for on-the-go snacking. Beef jerky and turkey jerky each offer unique health benefits, but coconut jerky just might outrank them. It contains numerous antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals (think zinc and iron). It's also rich in fiber, meaning it's a snack that can help keep you satiated. Plus, most varieties tend to be raw, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free -- perfect for just about any kind of diet.
And because no snack food -- healthy or otherwise -- could be complete without variety, coconut jerky also comes in a number of flavors for when "original" just won't cut it. Craving something savory with a kick? Give Cocoburg's ginger teriyaki or chili lime coconut jerky a try. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Go for an option like Mighty Bee's chocolate hazelnut coconut jerky. Whatever your preference, you're sure to find a coconut jerky to go, well, coconuts for.