Plan on cooking your bones for a long time when you make bone broth,
anywhere from 8 hours up to 36 hours or more. The long cooking time leaches minerals out of the bones making it an unequaled nutrient dense health food.
Bone Broth is super nourishing and full of medicinal benefits. Its high nutrient content includes amino acids such as arginine, glycine, glutamine, proline, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silica, sulphur and other trace minerals. Homemade bone broth is easy to digest, is full of collagen, tastes better, and has a nice thick consistency from all the cartilage.
Here are some of the health benefits of bone broth:
- improved gut health (restores mucosal lining)
- encourages release of digestive juices and increases protein absorption
- boosts immune system function
- helps form connective tissue reducing arthritis, inflammation, and joint pain
- decreases signs of aging
- boosts energy
- promotes healthy detoxification
- improves skin tone, texture, and appearance
- strengthens hair and nails
- and helps to improve metabolism
Always choose bones from pasture-raised, grass-fed, organic hormone and antibiotic free animals that include marrow, tendons, joints, and cartilage.
Leave an inch of space at the top of the jar if freezing.
The broth will keep for a week in the fridge or can be frozen for several months. Use to make soups, stews, and sauces, or as a nourishing drink anytime of the day and with meals.