WHAT IS BONE BROTH
Bone broth is made from animal bones and connective tissue — typically cattle, chicken, or fish — that have been boiled into a broth and slow simmered for 20+ with herbs, vegetables, and spices. So why is this seemingly simple liquid something you’d want to drink every day?
WHAT SOUNDS LIKE MEAT WATER IS PURE, LIQUID GOLD
Even our hunter-gatherer ancestors realized that drinking bone broth was highly valuable, as its earliest version dates back over 2,500 years. Throwing away anything edible was out of the question back then, so animal hooves, knuckles, bones, and other connective tissues never went to waste. Bone broth has a rich history of being used in traditional Chinese culture to support digestion through collagen, minerals, amino acids, and compounds found in bones and connective tissue.
WHAT MAKES BONE BROTH SO Beneficial
Bone Broth is sought out by people around the world to help with a wide variety of health-related goals.
Bones and connective tissue are storehouses for essential amino acids and minerals — which are lacking in many diets today. Bone Broth is also a source of protein, collagen and gelatin.
Collagen is also found in your bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and teeth
It’s not feasible to eat whole bones or tissue, but you can still enjoy these benefits by sipping bone broth. Collagen is extracted when you simmer bones for a long period of time. Typically, the longer bone broth simmers, the more collagen you’ll extract.
HOW BONE BROTH IS MADE
Making bone broth is a simple process, but one that requires plenty of time and patience. If time is not on your side we can help you out with that.
Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones and tissue for at least 10 hours with vegetables, herbs, and spices such as thyme, garlic, and bay leaves. High-quality bone broth starts with high-quality ingredients, using bones from organic or grass-fed animals and organic vegetables. While any bone or ligament can be used, knuckles, chicken feet, and femur bones tend to contain the most collagen.
You can purchase bones from your local butcher or at a farmers market, or by simply saving bones whenever you eat bone-in chicken, steak, or pork cuts.
HOW TO MAKE BONE BROTH AT HOME
Simmering bones for an extended period of time is what gives bone broth its nutritional benefits, extracting the amino acids, minerals, and collagen. This is a Kettle & Fire-tested slow cooker chicken bone broth recipe that features organic chicken bones, sea salt, fresh vegetables like celery stalks, onions, and bell peppers, and herbs like parsley, rosemary, and thyme.
IS BONE BROTH THE SAME AS REGULAR STOCK?
There are two main differences between bone broth and regular broth or stock: simmering time and the part of the animal it’s made from (bones or flesh).
Regular broth and stock are simmered for a shorter period of time than bone broth, approximately 2–6 hours. The expedited cooking process reduces the amount of beneficial gelatin extracted from the bones, limiting its ability to support the immune and digestive systems.
Broth (not bone broth) typically has meat left on the bones, whereas stock will have little to no connective tissue left on the bones (as with marrow bones).
THE STORY BEHIND KETTLE & FIRE BONE BROTH
Before Kettle and Fire was born, one of our co-founders, Nick, tore his ACL playing soccer (ouch). His brother Justin heard about the benefits of bone broth for injury recovery. As his schedule didn't leave much time to make bone broth from scratch, he set out to buy a store-bought, high-quality, grass-fed bone broth, since both of their busy schedules didn’t leave much time to make the broth themselves. (You can learn more about our story here.)
No matter how hard Justin looked, the ideal bone broth didn’t exist. He searched for one that contained organic ingredients, was fresh — never frozen — grass-fed, and slow simmered (as well as one that could be shipped without wasteful, clunky packaging). So, Nick and Justin decided to create a high-quality bone broth on their terms, which is the recipe we’re proud to offer you today.
Kettle & Fire Bone Broth is:
- Made with bones from grass-fed beef or pasture raised chickens
- Hormone and antibiotic-free
- Slow simmered for 20+ hours
- Contains no additives or preservatives, and a shelf life of two years
- Shipped in responsible packaging and 100 percent recyclable material
- Packaged in tetra packs to take up less room in your pantry
- Approved for Whole30, keto, and paleo diets
HOW TO GET MORE BONE BROTH IN YOUR DIET
The beautiful thing about bone broth is that there’s really no limit to how you can add it to your diet. Aside from soups, stews, and plain ol’ sipping, bone broth blends surprisingly well into almost any recipe — even smoothies! Here are our top ways to get it:
Our bone broth tastes delicious enough to sip on its own, but you can spice it up to suit your taste buds. We created our favorite flavor combinations in this free downloadable “Bone Broth Sipping Guide” (bone broth matcha lattes, anyone?). Get your free copy here.
FREE GUIDE: 15 DELICIOUS BONE BROTH RECIPES
Drinking bone broth doesn’t have to be boring — there are endless ways to spice it and sip it. Get instant access to over 15 of our favorite bone broth sipping combinations, including ginger and turmeric bone broth tonic and chili, and cardamom bone broth elixir. Learn how to use bone broth in your matcha lattes, golden milk, and tropical fruit smoothies.INSTANT ACCESS TO OUR FREE BONE BROTH RECIPES
Cooking With It
Our beef bone broth has a mild flavor, which allows it to blend easily with almost anything, from smoothies to healthy gummy bears. Our chicken bone broth and mushroom chicken bone broth boost the savory flavor of soups, stews, and risotto recipes. A few of our favorites include:
- Raspberry Gummy Bears
- Creamy Mushroom Chicken Risotto
- Quinoa Buddha Breakfast Bowl
- Crock-Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
- Green Bone Broth Smoothie
- Chicken Soup
THE BONE BROTH DIET
If you want to boost your energy and vitality, we reccomend checking out The Bone Broth Diet, created by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci.
The Bone Broth Diet increases your intake of the nutrients and compounds that support gut, skin, joint, and bone health.
The bone broth diet is a 21-day plan that’s ideal for anyone who wants to nourish their bodies with nutrients that help you thrive. Learn more about the 21-day bone broth diet hereView Our Products
BONE BROTH GIVES YOU COLLAGEN DIRECTLY FROM THE BONES THAT CONTAIN IT
We slow-simmer the bones to extract the collagen, proteins, and amino acids into a wholesome bone broth. The result is a collagen and protein-infused bone broth that gives your body the nutrients to help you feel your best.ORDER YOUR BONE BROTH