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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 10 to more than 20 hours 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 like striking nutritional gold, as its earliest version dates back over 2,500 years. Throwing away any part of the animal back then was out of the question, so hooves, knuckles, bones, and any other part you could imagine never went to waste. Bone broth has a rich history of being used in traditional Chinese medicine as a digestive tonic, blood builder, and kidney strengthener due to the high collagen content, bioavailable minerals, anti-inflammatory amino acids, and healing compounds that can only be found in bones and connective tissue.

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BONE BROTH IS WHAT YOUR BODY HAS BEEN ASKING FOR

Packed with nutrients that can give you back your energy and motivation, help you sleep better, and make your skin look smoother, soer, and more supple, bone broth is an all-in-one superfood that you can’t aord to miss out on.

Bones and connective tissue are storehouses for essential amino acids and minerals — many of which we don’t get enough of in our diets today. But bones also the only known source of the beneficial protein, type II collagen and gelatin.

Type II collagen has gained plenty of recognition for improving the appearance of skin— which is why bone broth is one of the best foods you can eat to combat aging. But collagen is also found in the nooks and crannies of your body, such as your bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and teeth.

Type II collagen is needed for:

  • Repairing torn cartilage
  • Relieving joint pain
  • Soothing an inflamed digestive tract
  • Strengthening the gut lining
  • Maintaining bone density
  • Boosting immunity
  • Improving sleep quality

Since you don’t snack on whole bones and tissue, you can unlock the powerful nutrients from the bones by boiling them into a tasty broth.

HOW BONE BROTH IS MADE

Making bone broth is a simple process, but one that requires plenty of time and patience (which is why we’ve done it for you).

Bone broth is made by simmering any kind of animal bone and tissue for at least 10 hours with veggies, herbs, and spices such as thyme, garlic, and bay leaves. We always say that killer bones = killer broth because grass fed and organic bones yield the most nutrient-rich broths. And while any bone or ligament will do the trick, knuckles, feet, and femur bones tend to contain the most collagen.

The slow simmer time of bone broth is crucial for all of the beneficial proteins, minerals, and compounds to be released from the bones. This also makes the nutrients incredibly easy for your body to absorb, so they can go where you need them most.

Learn how to make homemade chicken bone broth

This is a Kettle & Fire tested and true slow cooker chicken bone broth recipe that features organic chicken bones, fresh vegetables and herbs.

Is Bone Broth the Same as Regular Broth or Stock?

No.

Regular broths and stocks don’t follow the long simmer time that bone broth does, which means they won’t contain as much collagen (if any at all), or any of the other unique nutrients that make bone broth a true superfood.

WHY OUR BONE BROTH?

Before Kettle and Fire was born, one of our co-founders, Nick, tore his ACL playing soccer (ouch). His brother Justin had heard about the benefits of bone broth for speeding up injury recovery time. So, he set out to buy a 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.)

Regardless of how hard Justin looked, the ideal bone broth didn’t exist. He was searching for one that was 100% organic, 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 and Fire Bone Broth is:

  • Made only using organic ingredients and grass-fed, organic bones
  • Hormone and antibiotic free
  • Slow simmered for a minimum of 10 hours, and up to 20+ hours
  • The only shelf-stable bone broth with absolutely no additives or preservatives, and a shelf life of 2 years
  • Shipped in responsible packaging and 100% recyclable material
  • Packaged in tetra packs to take up less room in your pantry
  • Paleo, Keto, Gluten free and Whole30 Approved

Learn Why Health Experts Love Kettle & Fire’s Bone Broth

"Kettle & Fire provides a nourishing, quality bone broth in a delicious and convenient shelf-stable format. I love always knowing that I've got great broth on hand, without clogging up my freezer or needing defrosting." - Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, 3x NYT Best Selling Author

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:

Sipping

Our bone broth tastes delicious enough to sip on it’s own, but you can spice it up to suit your tastebuds. We’ve created our favorite flavour combinations in our 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 the 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.

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Cooking With Bone Broth

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:

  • Healthy Raspberry Gummy Bears
  • Creamy Mushroom Chicken Risotto
  • Quinoa Buddha Breakfast Bowl
  • Crockpot Pulled Pork Tacos
  • Green Bone Broth Smoothie

THE BONE BROTH DIET

If you really want to take your health to the next level and experience more energy and vitality than ever before, we recommend checking out The Bone Broth Diet, created by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci.

The Bone Broth Diet not only increases your intake of the healing nutrients and compounds essential for gut, skin, joint, and bone health, but also helps fight systemic inflammation, which is at the root cause of most Western illnesses and diseases. The bone broth diet is a 21-day plan that’s ideal for anyone who’s suering from a chronic health condition (such as an autoimmune disorder), or anyone who wants to reset their system and experience glowing health. We’ve got all of the details on the bone broth diet for you over on the blog.

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Bone broth is the greatest source of natural collagen

We slow-simmer the organic bones to pull all the collagen, proteins, and amino acids into our nutrient-rich bone broth. The result is a collagen-rich, high protein bone broth that gives your body the nutrients it needs to thrive.

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