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Salted Jerky
Cooked Meat Jerky.png
Sates your hunger and provides health while being digested. Lasts longer than regular jerky.
Wild carnivores will eat it, but prefer raw meat.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
Spoils to
Stack size
Decomposes in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/PrimitivePlusMod/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_CookedMeat_SaltedJerky.PrimalItemConsumable_CookedMeat_SaltedJerky'" 1 0 0
Variant created with Organic Oil
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_CookedMeat_SaltedJerky_POil. PrimalItemConsumable_CookedMeat_SaltedJerky_POil'" 1 0 0
Crafting time
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Crude Oil (Primitive Plus)
3 × Sparkpowder
2 × Stone
3 × Flint
1 × Salt (Primitive Plus)
1 × Crystal
Total Base Ingredients
2 × Stone
3 × Flint
1 × Crude Oil (Primitive Plus)
1 × Raw Meat
1 × Crystal


Salted Jerky is a food item in the Primitive + DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved. It is a very durable and long lasting source of food.

Cooked Meat Jerky can be prepared by putting   Cooked Meat,   Crude Oil (Primitive Plus),   Salt (Primitive Plus) and   Sparkpowder in the   Smokehouse (Primitive Plus). It takes 36 Mins to turn the meat into jerky.

You can also use   Organic Oil (Primitive Plus) instead of Crude Oil. Jerky created in different ways will not stack together, because jerky from organic oil has its own ItemClassString.


Upon consumption, Salted Jerky restores 20.0 food points, just like Cooked Meat. However, it is very durable and can be stored for a long time without spoiling. If stored in the Preserving Bin, it lasts 20 days.

It can be used to tame wild Carnivores, but it is not advised to do so because it is expensive to make, and grants no taming benefits over other types of meat.

It is also used as an ingredient for making the following   Kibbles:

Spoil times[]

ContainerSpoiling Time
  Player Inventory 2d
  Tamed Dino 8d
  Preserving Bin 20d
  Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 30d
  Refrigerator 200d

For more information, see Spoilage.


  • Despite what the in game description says, Salted Jerky has an identical spoil time to normal jerky.