Coconut Jerky 101
What the *&!# is coconut jerky?
Fresh young coconut meat (ya know, the white stuff in the coconut): marinated, dehydrated, done.
Where can I find your product?
The best place to buy is right here on this site! But if your one of those “get out of the house” types, we’re in almost 500 stores nationwide! Head to our store locator to find one near you.
Where do you source your coconuts from?
Our Nam Hom coconuts are sourced from small farms in Ratchaburi, Thailand through direct trade relationships with farmers.
What the *&!# is upcycling?
The use of ordinary food waste to create something extraordinary. We upcycle a byproduct of the coconut water industry (young coconut meat) to make our awesome jerky!
Is coconut jerky vegan?
Contrary to popular belief coconut jerky is NOT coconut flavored beef jerky *see question 1*, therefore to answer your question YES our coconut jerky is 100% vegan.
Are the jerky bags recyclable?
This is a great question with a pretty complicated answer. We've definitely spent a lot of time researching this, and the sad fact is that there aren't many options at this time. The currently available compostable packaging doesn't do well in the hot and humid environment in Thailand (where our products are produced) and their barrier protections aren't generally sufficient for a long shelf life product like ours.
Similarly, with recyclable packaging - most of the options out there that other jerky companies are using and marking as recyclable are #7 plastics which are usually not actually recycled. Despite the fact that our packaging is not currently recyclable, we are focusing our resources on other environmental and social justice targets that we feel are more immediate and impactful, like upcycling our coconut meat from the waste of the coconut water industry, providing guaranteed purchasing contracts, and paying a premium above market value to our farmers. Internally, we are also looking at ways to reduce our waste in the office, by resuing as much of our shipping materials as possible, and reducing the amount of paper we use in promotional materials. Our philosophy is Reduce, and re-use first, then Recycle!
Are your products non-GMO and organic certified?
All of our coconut meat is certified organic (Ecocert) and we should have our USDA organic certification in 2019. All of our ingredients are 100% non-gmo.
Are your products certified gluten-free?
Our gluten-free certification is currently in process and we’ll have it soon. None of our products are made using ingredients that contain gluten. We use coconut aminos for marinating, instead of tamari or soy sauce.
Is coconut jerky keto?
Yes, coconut jerky is a Keto approved snack. According to recent findings from a research paper conducted by the Paleo Foundation, the classic ketogenic diet approach is changing both in application and implementation. There are some new keto diet protocols gaining in popularity that are less restrictive and allow for greater carbohydrate or protein intake (Medium Chain Triglyceride Diet - MCTD and the modified Atkins Diet - MAD) respectively. For products containing largely unprocessed ingredients, 7-12g net carbs per serving is approved for use of the Keto Certified label. Our coconut jerky is a natural source for MCT's and has 5-8 net carbs per serving making it a perfect fit for a more liberal keto diet protocol!
Why is there a variation in thickness from one bag to the next?
When we started this company we made a choice to keep our food processing to an absolute minimum, and this is a core principle of our company ethos. One side effect of this is the texture can vary from pouch to pouch based on the thickness of the meat which can vary substantially from coconut to coconut and growing season to growing season. That said, we do try to keep the texture as consistent as possible, so if you've found a batch that seems well out of normal send us over the batch number and we can look further into it.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do, but be forewarned standard international shipping rates will apply. Just enter your address on the checkout page to calculate the international shipping cost.
Do you use artificial anything in your products?
Never not ever! Our Real Food ethos = more of the good stuff, less of the bad stuff. We are dedicated to making real food because we believe in real food. Our jerky is made using 4 to 7 ingredients - all real food and our NBC is made with just one ingredient - dried young coconut!