Bone broth is also called stock. It is made by simmering animal bones alongside vegetables, herbs and spices.
Delicious, nutrient dense bone broth is very easy and inexpensive to make.
Bone broth is a rich source of minerals, trace minerals, gelatin and amino acids in a form our bodies can easily absorb and use.
Collagen from the bones is broken down during the cooking process into another protein called gelatin. Gelatin is the reason bone broth congeals when it is stored in the fridge.
Here are some of the benefits of bone broth:
Promotes strong, healthy bones
Fortifies tendons, ligaments and muscles
Reduces inflammation, repairs the gut
Bone broth Ingredients
Bones from 1 or 2 chickens or leftover bones from other animals (include neck and feet for extra gelatin)
2 stalks of celery
Optional: Star anise, 1 teaspoon peppercorns, additional herbs or spices to taste. If using garlic and parsley add these for the last hour of cooking.
• Slow cooker or large stock pot
How to make bone broth
Add all the bones to a large stainless steel or ceramic stock pot/slow cooker. Cover and fill the pot with pure, filtered water. Heat to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. If using a slow cooker, heat on high for 1-2 hours, then reduce heat to low once the broth is boiling. Let simmer for maining cooking time. The longer the bones are simmered, the more nutrients will infuse into the water. Simmering guidelines:
• Beef broth: 48 hours
• Chicken or poultry broth: 24 hours
• Fish broth: 8 hours
Add water as necessary. Once the broth is ready, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Strain using a fine metal strainer and discard all the bits of bone and vegetables. When cool enough, store in
the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use.
Where to find organic bones or carcasses to make bone broth
• Save leftovers from when you roast a chicken, duck, turkey or goose
• Request bones from a local butcher
• Request bones from local farmers who raise grass fed animals
• Purchase whole chicken carcasses online:
• Purchase organic chicken feet online:
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