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There was a time when soup broth was made fresh, with vegetables, herbs, meat, and the bones from the animal, be it fish, poultry, or steer. As soup became a canned convenience food, bones were often left out of preparation. Today, bone broth has made a resurgence for important health reasons, including supporting the structures of the musculoskeletal system.
While it’s not possible to acquire exact measurements of each nutrient contained in bone broth (every batch is different depending on ingredients), we do know it contains a wide variety of nutrients.
Here’s how it works: In preparing bone broth, you are simmering animal bones and connective tissue, which are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and other trace minerals that our own bones rely on to maintain strength and contractility. During cooking, the collagen found in bone and connective tissue transforms into a gelatin and releases amino acids into the broth. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins that help form muscles, other tissues, and facilitate cellular activity in the body. They are used by the body to form tendons and ligaments, reduce inflammation, promote healthy bones and joints, and they heal your gut.
You can use bone broth as a base for soups and entrées, as a marinade, or depending on how it’s seasoned, you might like drinking it.
Keep an eye on our blog; later this week we’ll be sharing a recipe that you can use to make your own bone broth at home!
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