Bone broths are an ancient tradition that have come back into style due to being a natural, simple recipe that helps alleviate a range of ailments. So, what’s the best way to introduce a broth into your diet?
Bone broths are made from slow simmering animal bones (like chicken, beef or fish) and the tissue surrounding them for 10 or more hours with various herbs, vegetables, and spices.
They have been around since the beginning of time, as our hunter-gatherer ancestors created the recipe in their quest to not let any part of an animal they’d killed go to waste. Hooves, knuckles, bones and tendons were all put in to boil.
In traditional Chinese medicine, bone broth has a history of being used as a blood builder, digestive tonic and kidney strengthener,
due to the rich minerals, collagen, anti-inflammatory amino acids and healing compounds found in the animal bones and connective tissue.
Bone broths may also be the original anti-aging potion. Alongside many health benefits, the liquid has been touted as the best natural source of collagen, the protein which makes
skin smoother and softer and helps combat aging.
Other health benefits attributed to bone broths are that they can help sooth inflamed digestive tracts, strengthen
the gut lining and curb leaky gut problems, improve joint health, boost immunity and improve sleep quality.
While the recipe is thousands of years old, bone broths are back in style. People want to go back to basics and make their own food from scratch, as well as understand all the ingredients in their food. Bone broth popularity has risen to the point where shops serving takeaway cups of broth called Brodo have opened in New York.
There’s also now a variety of ways in which bone broth can be created. Traditionalists can still buy the bones and boil them up in a crockpot themselves, but for those who want a shortcut, there’s the option of buying ready-made bone broth products, packaged in liquid, powder or cube form.
This means the broth can be served in a range of ways, from being frozen into portions to reheat and stir into meals,
or stirred into a cup of boiling water as
a wintery, immunity-boosting drink.
For those brave enough, the powdered form can also be used in smoothies.
Come and have a chat to us in store to find out about our bone broth products.