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Salted Jerky
Salted Jerky (Primitive Plus)
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) Crude Oil (Primitive Plus)
3 × Sparkpowder Sparkpowder
2 × Stone Stone
3 × Flint Flint
1 × Salt (Primitive Plus) Salt (Primitive Plus)
1 × Crystal Crystal
Total Base Ingredients
2 × Stone Stone
3 × Flint Flint
1 × Crude Oil (Primitive Plus) Crude Oil (Primitive Plus)
1 × Raw Meat Raw Meat
1 × Crystal 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 Cooked Meat, Crude Oil (Primitive Plus) Crude Oil (Primitive Plus), Salt (Primitive Plus) Salt (Primitive Plus) and Sparkpowder Sparkpowder in the Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) Smokehouse (Primitive Plus). It takes 36 Mins to turn the meat into jerky.

You can also use Organic Oil (Primitive Plus) 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 Kibble Kibbles:

Spoil times[]

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

For more information, see Spoilage.


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