Bone broth is a staple for most health enthusiast. It's incredibly healthy, like off the scale healthy. There's also plenty of evidence that the nutrients it provides can be beneficial for health. Not a fad or a fake superfood!
It's also a way to use bones that would have been thrown away, and the result is the base of many recipes from soups, stews, sauces, and even health drinks.
It tastes pretty good too (especially with a sprinkle of garlic/celery salt).
It's very easy to make - see our simple recipe below.
What Makes Bone Broth?
When bones are cooked in water for long enough, they release minerals and nutrients which in turns are easily absorbed by the body. On top of this bone broth contains high levels of antioxidants, collagen, and amino acids.
And the benefits?
- Contains high number of vitamins and minerals
- One of the best sources of protein collagen
- Has gelatin which support joint & skin health
- Easy to digest
- Prevent inflammation related to your digestive tract
- Bone broth is typically low in calories, but it can still satisfy hunger
Did you know?
Bone broth can help boosts gut health... Gelatin (which forms when you cook bones for a long period of time) is beneficial for restoring strength of the gut lining and fighting food intolerances (such as wheat/dairy). It also helps with the growth of probiotics (good bacteria) in the gut and supports healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract (Ref Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS).
Evolution Organics's Bone Broth
1.5-2kg of good quality bones (chicken, lamb or beef)*
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2-3 litres of water (approx)
2-3 onions, peeled and quartered
2 carrots, roughly cut
2 celery sticks, rougly cut
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and kept whole
Optional - fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, rosemary, and chives
- Preheat your oven to gas mark 4.
- Put your bones in a big pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes and discard the water afterwards.
- Roast your bones for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Take the bones out of the oven and put them in the slow cooker. Add the apple cider vinegar, cover with water.
- Put the rest of the ingredients in (leave the garlic out until 30 minutes before the end of your cooking).
- Cook on medium heat (gentle simmering) for 12 hours (or even more if you wish).
- Strain the broth and cool as quickly as possible.
- Store in glass jars in the fridge or freeze for later use.
- Enjoy a mug full for optimal gut health every day.
*If you are new to making bone broth, start with chicken. Then beef and lamb.