Bone Broth 101
Why make bone broth? Well, for starters, it’s easy to make, relatively cheap, and chock full of health benefits. I realize that for some of you, it may seem like too much of a hassle in today’s fast-paced world. But please stick around, I’m going to do my best to change you mind!
Bone Broth Health Benefits
It’s a well known fact that bone broth is full of nutrients, high in protein, minerals, and amino acids. How does that benefit you? To start, it aids in digestion, boosts your immune system, and helps you grow healthy hair and nails. The collagen in the broth is reported to have anti-aging properties, aiding with your skin’s elasticity; anyone out there mind looking a little younger? With added benefits like strengthened bones and joints, the effort that goes into making this recipe is definitely worth it!
Broth, Stock, and Bone Broth
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between broth, stock, and bone broth? After doing some research on the subject, here is what the general consensus seems to be: Plain broth is made by simmering meat, vegetables, and water. It’s only cooked for a few hours, and usually retains it’s liquid form once cooled. Stock is made with roasted bones, vegetables, and water. Stock is usually simmered for up to six hours. When cooled, the texture resembles jello. Bone broth, on the other hand, is made with water that’s simmered with roasted “meaty” bones, along with vegetables. It’s cooked for a much longer time, up to 24 hours. This longer cooking releases even more nutrients and minerals, making it the healthiest options. It is also richer in color and taste.
I hope I’ve convinced you to invest some time into making this highly nutritious bone broth. It will keep in your freezer until the next time you need it. Trust me, once you taste the difference it makes in your recipes, you’ll be glad you did!