In these uncertain times with the threat of the coronavirus and the cooler months almost upon us, it is a great opportunity to start using bone broth if you haven’t before.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth has been made for hundreds of years and you may recall it from various nursery rhymes and historical novels. It was popular in a time when people used every part of the animal and did not waste a skerrick. You make bone broth by boiling down animal bones and connective tissue for about 48 hours. It is then strained for impurities and the fat is taken from the top. People could get by on broth and bread if times called for it because broth is so nutrient dense.
What makes bone broth so nutritious?
The amino acids in bone broth are found at a much higher rate than in leaner cuts of meat that this generation usually eats. It also has Vitamin B12 which, along with a healthy and varied diet, supports your immune system.
What is the best way to consume bone broth?
Bone broth is easily added to soups, stews, casseroles, sauces and gravies to enhance the flavour and nutritional profile. Alternatively, you could cook up the broth on its own and add your choice of vegetables, meat, legumes or noodles.
Don’t wait until winter to start enjoying the benefits of bone broth. Start building up your immunity now to boost your health and assist it in fighting any viruses or colds that come with the change of seasons.
Visit our online store to try out ready-made bone broth or let us know if you have a go at making it yourself. Stay well and stay safe.