A few months ago, when I attended Natural Products Expo East as part of the New Hope Blogger Team, I noticed a lot of cutting edge food trends: nutrient-dense beverages, herbs and spices, lots of jerky and protein snacks. Expo East is such a great opportunity to see what’s up and coming in the world of natural food products!
One trend that really seemed to be taking off was one that surprised me a little: bone broth. I knew that it was something people believed in and made at home, but here it was, turning up premade on local grocers’ shelves! While it’s great to see nutritious options becoming more available, especially for us busy moms, it’s also really easy to make homemade bone broth on your own!
Homemade broth can improve digestion, boost immunity and improve nail and hair growth. Some say bone broth benefits also include increased joint health due to its richness in things like collagen, glutamine and other healing compounds that may reduce inflammation. On top of all the rumored health benefits, bone broth can be used in so many ways in the kitchen. Use it in a veggie-filled noodle bowl, a comforting pho, or just sip a warm mug of herbed broth instead of coffee or tea.
The most important first step in making bone broth at home? Choose the highest quality bones you can find. If you’re using beef, that means bones from grass-fed cows. Don’t settle for less! It makes all the difference in the mineral and nutrient content of your broth. The rest is easy–just a few simple steps and you’ll have homemade bone broth ready for soup, sippin’ and any other brothy creations you can think of.
How to Make Homemade Bone Broth
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