What is Bone Broth?
Liquid gold!! A rich, nutritious broth that soothes and energises.
Bone broth is made from animal bones and connective tissue, that have been boiled and simmered for many hours and may include herbs, vegetables, and spices. A tradition from our hunter-gatherer forefathers of consuming the whole animal, nose to tail and no waste.
Bone Broths - Cooking Traditions Throughout the World
Every society all over the world has some type of traditional broth recipe.
In Asia, stocks and broths form the basis for popular soups and stir fries like Korean bone soup, Seolleongtang.
In Europe, stocks and broths are the foundation of cooking and are utilized in soups and stews as well as preparing sauces and gravies.
An Ancient Superfood
So why is this simple liquid something you should drink every day?
This nutritious liquid that can give you energy and motivation, help you sleep, and make your skin glow, bone broth is an ancient superfood that is easy to consume.
Bones and connective tissue contain essential and non essential amino acids, glucosamine, collagen as well as minerals for gut, skin, joint, and bone health. As a society we no longer eat these parts of the animal, we tend to eat the lean muscle meat so consuming bone broth can help provide what we miss out on.
The difference between broth, stock, and bone broth
Broth, stock and bone broth use the same ingredients water, animal bones, vegetables herbs and spices.
Broth is made with meat and bones and the broth is simmered for a short period usually no more than 2 hours. Think grandma's chicken soup.
Stock is made with meaty bones, which are simmered for a slightly longer time of 3 to 4 hours, which gives a stronger taste to broth and is also more gelatinous. Think adding stocks to risottos and gravies.
Bone Broth is made with bones and more specifically marrow bone and knuckle bones which are full of goodness. Bone broth is simmered for a much longer time, over 24 hours to release the gelatine in the marrow and cartilage as well as other nutrients. Bone broth can be used as a submitted for stock in culinary creations or can be consumed as is.
How do you make Bone Broth?
Making bone broth is easy, but time consuming and often messy (which is why we've done it for you). Our Bone Broth Recipe is on the BLOG if you are game.
The long simmer time of bone broth helps release amino acids, minerals, collagen and gelatine, glucosamine and chondroitin in an easily absorbable form.
The Best Ways To Use Bone Broth
Bone Broth can be used as a hot beverage jazzed up with some sea salt and a squeeze of lemon or your favourite herbs and spices. We recommend it as morning drink to energise and keep you full until lunch time.
Cooking With Bone Broth to improve the nutritional value and flavour of your favourite dishes such as soups and stew, risottos, stir fries and your favourite dinner dishes.
Our powder bone broths can also be added to smoothies, after dissolving in a little hot water first. The beetroot bone broth is great for that energy boost to help you train harder and run faster and the mushroom bone broth is even better for those cold winter days.
Ways To Store Bone Broth
If you are making you bone broth at home you can keep it in a fridge for about 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Our liquid bone broths are shelf stable, once opened store as above.
Always use a clean spoon when dishing out our powder broths to keep the pouch clean and help the powders last longer.
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