What is Bone Broth?
The popularized "bone broth" of today is really bone stock, a long-term cooking method that produces a relatively thinner liquid than traditional broth. But for the sake of simplicity, let's assume that when we say bone broth we mean actually mean stock.
Making true bone broth would involve more actual meat – rather than bones that have been devoid of meat – and as a result, is a thicker liquid (due to the gelatin). Bone broth is simply a byproduct of simmering bones and connective tissue in water over a period of time.
How much time doesn't really matter, as long as the cartilage has had a chance to break down to produce collagen-rich gelatin. Sometimes bone broth is cooked along with herbs, vegetables, and spices.
Bone broth advocates tout the health advantages, with benefits such as: it's good for your gut, skin, hair, and nails. For more reading on the benefits of bone broth, I recommend reading the 8 Health Benefits of Bone Broth.
Best Bone Broth Books
- Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon