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Question:

Read the\u00A0supporting details\u00A0then answer the following question. Which of the following options best\u00A0describes why salt is used to make jerky?

A To prevent bacteria from growing on the meat
Explaination

The option that best describes why salt is used to make jerky is: To prevent bacteria from growing on the meat. The answer to this question is found in the second sentence of the passage\u2019s first paragraph. The salt that is used to prevent the bacteria from growing does provide the jerky with a salty flavor; however, the salt is not used directly for the flavoring. The salt may also help draw moisture out of the meat, but this is not implied in the given passage.