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Bone Broth- Benefits and How to Make Your Own

Bone Broth

Bone Broth contains a multitude of health benefits that have the ability to completely transform your overall health and wellbeing. Save some money and make bone broth at home with ingredients that you might have otherwise thrown away.

 

Yes, you could in fact buy bone broth at the grocery store, but it can get expensive. Why not just save the raw giblets and skin and bones from a previously roasted chicken or turkey carcass, and freeze them until you’re ready to make your own bone broth?

 

Bone Broth Benefits

When bones, marrow, tendons, ligaments and organ meat are simmered, they release compounds and essential minerals that promote healing, immunity and detoxification. Regular bone broth consumption is said to:

-Improve digestion

-Reduce inflammation

-Strengthen bones and joints

-Heal the gut

-Fight food sensitivities (dairy, gluten)

-Boost immunity

-Detoxify the body

-Regenerate tissues

-improve sleep

-Promote healthier hair, skin and nails

 

With fall and winter months (and the cold and flu season associated with them) approaching, now is the perfect time to whip up some gut healing and immune building bone broth in your own home.

 

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Bone Broth

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  • GF
Imune building, gut healing, and detoxifying bone broth prepared and simmered in your own home
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Freezable:Yes

Nutrition per portion

Ingredients
  • Leftover bones and skin from a cooked organic chicken or turkey carcass
  • Giblets* (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter (or cooking oil)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Cold, filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar**
  • 2 fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 1 dried bay leaf
Method
  1. Wash and dry giblets (neck, heart, kidney, gizzard). We did not include the liver because it can leave a strange taste.
  2. Heat butter (or oil) in a large stockpot over medium heat.
  3. Once hot, add giblets and brown on all sides.
  4. Add celery, onion, and carrot and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Then, add garlic and sauté for another minute.
  5. From here, you have two options: you can transfer the contents in the stockpot with the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 12-24 hours, or, add the remaining ingredients to the stock pot and follow the directions below.
  6. Add skin and bones from the cooked chicken or turkey carcass, parsley and thyme sprigs and bay leaf.
  7. Pour filtered water and apple cider vinegar into the pot. You want the top of the water to be about 3 inches above the carcass.
  8. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer partially covered for 8-24 hours. Discard of the foamy layer on the surface of the water the first 2-3 hours of simmering.
  9. Remove the bones and vegetables from the stock with a slotted spoon.
  10. Pour the stock through a sieve into a separate bowl or pot to strain out any remaining solids.
  11. Transfer stock to glass storage jars or pour into ice cube trays or a freezer safe zip lock bag to freeze for later use.
  12. Stock will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a few days or 6-12 months in the freezer.
  13. It is normal for broth to congeal in the refrigerator due to the gelatin. You can read a few health benefits of consuming gelatin and bone broth in powdered form in our post here.
Notes: *"Giblets" is a term that refers to the assortment of organ meats found in the cavity of birds. They are typically packaged in a small bag inside the cavity or hanging just outside of the bird. Depending on the bird, the giblets might include the neck, heart, liver, kidney(s), and gizzard. Consuming giblets through bone broth is a great way to add organ meats to the diet without actually having to eat them. Organ meats have the highest concentration of vitamin D than any other food source, as well as high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. **Apple cider vinegar will help decalcify the bones and extract the minerals into the broth.

 

To read more on bone broth and its benefits, you can visit the following sources below:

https://draxe.com/the-healing-power-of-bone-broth-for-digestion-arthritis-and-cellulite/

https://wellnessmama.com/23777/bone-broth-benefits/

https://chriskresser.com/the-bountiful-benefits-of-bone-broth-a-comprehensive-guide/

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1 Comment

  1. Carry on at

    I truly enjoy drinking bone broth! It has lowered my rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain a lot.

    I also used to be sensitive to certain kinds of food.
    I believe that the bone broth has certainly enhanced my digestion. It seems I have
    a boost in energy since I’ve added bone broth into my daily routine.
    How do you feel about drinking bone broth with a curcumin supplement for more benefits?

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