These Traeger all natural, hardwood, Cherry BBQ pellets create a rich flavor that charcoal and gas grills and smokers just cannot match. The clean-burning, environmentally safe wood pellets generate about 8,500 BTUs per pound with very little ash. Traeger selects only the finest hardwoods from across the country to go into their pellets. By manufacturing their own pellets, Traeger can control the quality and purity of their raw material supply, ensuring that every pellet is made with 100-percent virgin hardwood material that has never been processed or recycled. Traeger pellets contain soybean oil.