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Tanka Buffalo Cranberry Jerky has the following ingredients:

Ingredients: buffalo, dried cranberries, (cranberries, sugar), sea salt, black pepper, habanero, jalapeno, spice, red pepper, onion, garlic, lactic acid starter culture

the only thing that seems wierd is lactic acid started culture? Can someone help explain what it is and if its whole30 approved?

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Before we get to your question, dried cranberries that include sugar rule this jerky out during a Whole30. Dried cranberries sweetened with sugar are common, but you can find them sweetened with apple juice. I buy such dried cranberries at Whole Foods all the time. Now back to your question...

My understanding is that lactic acid starter culture is a live active culture similar to the ones you find in yogurt that is used as a natural preservative. The sugars used to create this lactic acid can be derived from a variety of sources including milk or corn. Lactic acid starter cultures MAY contain milk proteins if they are derived from milk. I don't know enough to judge whether foods including a lactic acid starter culture should be omitted during a Whole30, but it would probably be best to exclude them.

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