The rising popularity of bone broth can be attributed to its powerful health and wellness benefits. But, what exactly is this superfood?
A BRIEF HISTORY
Bone broth has been used for thousands of years by cultures around the globe. Since ancient times, people have used meat, bones, vegetables, herbs and spices to create broth and stocks.
Those soups were then used as the nutritious and flavorful foundations for sauces, stews, and basting recipes. They were also consumed as medicinal tonics.
HOW BONE BROTH IS MADE
Traditionally, bone broth is made by slow simmering the bones of chicken, beef, or fish for a minimum of 12 hours. Vegetables and seasoning are then added for additional flavor. This simmer extracts amino acids, collagen, and minerals from the bones into the broth. The result is a nutritious soup that is also high in protein.
WHAT BONE BROTH LOOKS LIKE
When hot, bone broth looks just like any other basic stock. Once it’s cooled, though, the soup gels and becomes slightly firm. This is due to the presence of naturally occurring gelatin. Bones are comprised primarily of collagen, and collagen is converted into gelatin when cooked. Gelatin makes food solid and jiggly (there’s your science lesson for the day!)
HOW TO USE BONE BROTH
Bone broth can be used in a multitude of ways. Some examples:
- Heated and eaten plain as a soup on its own.
- Used as a soup stock in place of water, bouillon, or other stocks.
- As a braising liquid for meats or vegetables.
WHY CHOOSE KETTLE & FIRE BONE BROTH?
We take great pride in offering bone broth made of 100% organic ingredients and packaged in a smart, efficient, and environmentally friendly manner.
We have done the work for you and we feel confident that you will love our broth. You can take comfort in knowing that you are purchasing a product made of the highest quality ingredients that are always fresh, never frozen.
Whether you are following a Paleo, Ketogenic, or Gluten-free diet, or if you are just looking to improve your overall health, bone broth offers many health benefits.