Meat Snacks Market in USA

Promoted as healthy food, dried meat snacks are gaining more market as consumption grows among US citizens.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

From a statement issued by PROCOMER:

As the price of cattle decreases in the US meat processors are seeing a positive context for their products.

In recent years, dried meat snacks (popularly known as jerky) have gained in popularity due to trends in diets based on more protein and less sugars and fats which is why manufacturers have reduced the levels of salt and fat in these products in order to promote them as a healthy and convenient food.

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The British company Nim's has found a favorable reaction among British consumers to a new product, dehydrated fruit made via a process which removes a greater amount of moisture resulting in fruit flakes. According Nimisha Raja, founder of the company, "this new presentation is more convenient for consumers because it eliminating the traditional stickiness and mess of dried fruit which you used to get with some packages", said Raja.

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