Now that autumn is in full swing, you may have noticed you’re naturally leaning towards more warming foods such as soups and stews.
But did you know there’s an easy and low-cost way to nutritionally supercharge your autumn meals? How? By using bone broth as a powerful base for hearty soups, stews, gravies and sauces. You can even use it as a stock in which to cook your whole grains, such as rice and quinoa.
What's Bone Broth?
Bone broth is another term for stock. It’s made by simmering animal bones alongside vegetables, herbs and spices.
If it’s not already part of your diet, I’d encourage you to have a go at making it! It’s a delicious, healthy and inexpensive addition to any diet and very easy to make.
Where does it come from?
Many cultures have used bone broth for centuries as both an inexpensive food source and traditional medicine. It’s long been valued as a tonic for the common cold, joint conditions and digestive disorders.
Why is it considered healthy?
The bones used to make broth house a variety of powerful nutrients that are released when they're slowly simmered in water. Bone broth is a rich source of minerals, trace minerals, gelatin and amino acids in a form our bodies can easily absorb and use. These nutrients supply the body with the raw materials needed to build strong and healthy cells throughout the body.
Collagen from bones is broken down during the cooking process into another protein called gelatin. Gelatin is the reason bone broth congeals when it’s stored in the fridge.
The Meal that Heals
Here are some of the benefits attributed to bone broth:
How does it do this?
What bones should you use?
You can make bone broth from the bones of beef, pork, lamb, poultry, wild game and/or fish.
Why I recommend using organic bones
When selecting bones to make broth from, it’s best to use organic, grass-fed animals or wild-caught fish. Bones from conventionally raised animals may contain many harmful substances that can leach into the broth, (pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones) so it's important to choose bones from healthy animals.
What you need to make bone broth
Utensils and Cookware
How to make it
Where to find organic bones or carcasses to make Bone Broth
Where to find ready made organic Bone Broth
When life gets busy it's good to know that you can buy ready-made organic bone broth from reputable sources. Here are some links below.
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