Nothing quite prepares you for your first vegan jerky experience. So sit down, open up this bag, pull out a piece, and get ready to be amazed. The first bite will put a slow smile on your face: chewy, savory, toothy, and darn close to what you'd call "meaty". But true to the vegan description, this meat comes only from young coconuts, spiced and gently dried down to perfection. From Cocoburg, a company obsessed with coconuts and simple, real food. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
It's well established by now—at least in the last few years, anyway—that coconut is pretty darn good for you. Thankfully the days are over when coconut's saturated fat was vilified and held in contempt by those who thought that all solid fats were about the worst thing you could put in your body. Those days are gone, and here is yet one more glorious and delicious way to celebrate the coconut: Raw Coconut Jerky by a little company out of Brooklyn called Cocoburg.
The first time I tried it I was, let's say, skeptical, in the same way that I am skeptical of any food that tries to be something that it is not. Jerky? That's made out of meat! Now, I love coconut, but it ain't jerky. Unless, you and me and everyone widens our perspective just a little to accept that dehydrated spiced young coconut MEAT is freaking delicious. Because it is.
When I ate this flavor, this gingery delight of umami, I didn't exactly swear off real jerky, but I was able to admit that you can "jerkify" a whole lot of things, as long as the thing you start with is real and delicious. Coconut? Delicious. Therefore, perfect for seasoning and slowly drying to strips of golden joy.
The flavors are spot on: the coconut aminos (a soy-free alternative to traditional soy sauce) add a huge punch of umami—that flavor that gives meat its meatiness. Then the warming ginger, and a punch of tart from apple cider vinegar. We really love that this isn't overly sweet like most Teriyaki flavored things since the only sugar comes from adding coconut nectar. Ginger Teriyaki is a fabulous way to get your snack on, with far more satisfaction than actual jerky from actual animals. Yes, for real. Why is that? Well, jerky is actually low in fat, and coconut has a good dose of healthy fats to sate your appetite and leave you happy and calm. I'm in love with a vegan product. Shhhhhhhhh!
The Cocoburg Way of Life & Promise to You:
The idea is simple but revolutionary: we believe that simple, natural, unprocessed foods are not only the most delicious, but also the most healthy.
Looking out on a world of heavily processed snack foods, we feel a bit like pioneers as we offer you Cocoburg: the first and only raw, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, soy-free, superfood jerky known to humanity.
CHEWY, SAVORY, & FLAVORFUL.
Welcome to Cocoburg! The future is delicious.
Why coconut is so great for you
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. Some people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, and it’s been shown to
- Boost energy and athletic performance
- Help with Alzheimer’s and cognitive function
- Have antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities
- Nourish the thyroid
- Help prevent candida overgrowth
- Boost the metabolism
- Make skin and hair softer
Questions? We know you've got 'em! Here are answers!
Is Cocoburg 100% Raw?
Darn near. The jerky is dehydrated at 115°F, which is the commonly accepted max temperature for raw foods. All ingredients that are available in a raw form are used, but at this time there are no commercially available raw versions of the following (and as such these items are not raw, but make up only a small portion of the product): Lime Juice, Coconut Aminos, Coconut Nectar
Is Cocoburg GMO-free?
YES! No ingredient in Cocoburg is touched by GMO.
What the Heck is Raw Coconut Jerky?
At its most basic, it’s marinated and dehydrated young coconut meat.