Bone Broth: The Secret To Everlasting Beauty?

Salma Hayek swears by bone broth. The diminutive star has credited bone broth for her beautiful looks at the age of 48. The star stated that bone broths were rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins and this ensures that her skin remained vital and healthy with no need for botox or any other cosmetic surgeries.

So .... What is Bone Broth?

Broth is nothing but stock. In any good restaurant, you will find a large pot of soup bones, veggies, herbs and spices simmering away in a huge cauldron. The stock or broth is a direct distillate of these ingredients and it can be remarkably delicious. Furthermore, as the ingredients have been simmered for a long time, all essential nutrients have leached into the cooking liquid. The broth is highly nutritious, very easy to digest and it is absorbed rapidly by the human body. Almost every culture has some kind of broth indicated for sickness with chicken broth being the most well known. Research shows that broth is an excellent source of protein, minerals, and collagen. These ingredients have been known to boost the immune system, improve mood, assist in digestion, and provide vital minerals like calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.


Bone Broth Recipe: How To Make Bone Broth At Home

We can share a few recipes with you but it would be a great idea to go online and pick a recipe that you can work with. We loved the ones listed on the Huffington Post website but it has a lot of ingredients. For beginners, other recipes are simpler. Other than the recipe, make sure you follow these few tips while making your bone broth.

  • Bone broth is made exclusively with bones. The bones may be roasted to add flavor and color and the bones have to be simmered for a very long time to extract the vital ingredients. At the end of the cooking time, the bones should crumble away in your hand as all essential ingredients have been extracted.
  • You can add spices, herbs, and veggies to the basic bone mix to alter its flavor.
  • Don't forget to add the apple cider vinegar as it is responsible for extracting the most minerals from the bones.
  • You should know too that the more you simmer your bones, the better the result. A general rule of thumb: Beef bones have to be simmered for 48 hours, chicken bones for 24 hour and fish bones require 4-8 hours to leach their mineral content.
  • Check the pot every 20 minutes or use a pressure cooker to speed up the cooking process.
  • Skim off the impurities as they rise during cooking. If you use organic meat, these impurities will be lesser.
  • Strain the broth and store in your freezer. The broth can last for five days in your refrigerator. In the freezer, it will last for six months. If you have the time, you should consider making homemade bouillon with your bone broth. This will help you store your bone broth for a longer time and make it portable as well.

Bone Broth Nutrition: Using Bone Broth

Bone broth is delicious by itself but you can also use it as a base for other dishes. You can add eggs to make egg drop soup. Cook rice, boneless chicken, and veggies in it to make an Indian pulao. Add blanched veggies and soy sauce to make a Chinese soup. The choices are endless. Add it as a marinade to fish and meat. Braise vegetables in it and so on. Also consider a two for one idea and make a delicious crock pot of Osso Bucco having cooked 8-10 hours will reap the many of the rewards of the healthy bone broth, while also creating an amazing meal for the whole family!

Looking for a easier way to consume Bone Broth?

Our friends over at Kettle & Fire make the 1st (and only) non-frozen beef bone broth. Made with grass-fed bones and all organic ingredients. This bone broth is great tasting and a delicious superfood to add to any daily routine.



Be sure to head over to Kettle & Fire and pick up yours today!