Coming to a health food store near you…Mark my words, this trend is soon to take over your green smoothie. Marketed as the health and beauty end-all, bone broth is now being sold in uber chic urban burrows by way of way-too-cool-for-me broth bars and pubs in most major cities. Served in paper to go cups or coffee mugs, this glorified soup has hit its stride.
So what is it? Bone broth is basically stock made from the bones of any animal. The bones should be from organic, free range birds, and grass-fed beef with no added hormones. The bones are boiled with the usual soup veggies (give or take one or two): onions, carrots and celery. The boiling process may go on for 12-18 hours, thus leaching out many nutrients from the bones. The soup is then strained, and you are left with a rich liquid broth. (more…)