Have you tried the NEW OLD health food? What, haven’t heard of it? It’s called Bone Broth, a rich broth made from any animal bones that have already been roasted in your meal preparation or bought from your butcher and roasted in your oven.
Start by removing the cooked meat, then rinse and crack the bones so they will release their goodness, if they are still intact, place the bones back into a clean pot, add enough water to cover plus 3-4 inches above the bones and simmer over a medium heat source for 3-8 hours.
The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophobic colloid that attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion.
Bone broth reduces joint pain and inflammation courtesy of Chondroitin Sulfates, Glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down bone cartilage.
Bone broth can be made from any type of bones you like – chicken, beef, pork, or even fish – but seek bones from organically raised, pastured, or grass-fed animals.
To enhance the flavor, I add 1 teaspoon of sea salt, one medium onion cut in half, and 1 large carrot, 2 celery ribs, cut into one inch pieces but the flavorings can be any vegetable of your choice.
I’m guessing, by now, you have noticed the NEW OLD health food is an old favorite that our grandmothers have been making for centuries. Yep, the Bone Broth that is the rage of the culinary world, is an enriched broth or stock that cooks from every generation have been making for centuries.
The grandmother that gave you chicken broth for a cold was doing the right thing for you, without knowing it or having a doctor’s education.
As with a lot of things, the old is new again. If you think you do not have time to engage in the making of this wonderful healthy broth, use your slow cooker for the simmering stage. You can even leave it over night and have a cup in the morning to start your day.