Bone Broth Instructions
See our other post about the great benefits of bone broth!
Here are the Instructions:
Choosing the right bones!!!
In order to get the best nutrients from your broth, choosing the right bones is important. Remember the purpose of adding broth to your diet is to get all of the nutrients from the bones. This means organic bones are really important. If you buy bones that are not organic it is likely that you will also be getting an array of hormones, antibiotics and pesticide in your broth. These can be toxic to your body, and it is important to avoid them where you can. We suggest looking at your local farmer’s market first; if markets are closed New Season’s sometimes carries bones.
Red meat marrow bones are the best and most nutrient-rich. It is good to get joint bones if you have joint pain. All the nutrients your joints need are available in the joints of other animals.
How to cook bone broth:
Cooking bones long enough to get the nutrient from the bones is crucial. We suggest roasting bones at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes before starting the broth. This will create a better tasting broth.
Slow Cooker: Add enough water to fully cover all bones (using more water is OK to make more broth). Cook in a slow cooker for about three days adding more water as it cooks down. After 2 days of cooking you can strain the broth, add more hot water and cook down again. At the end of the third day ensure bones are starting to fall apart. Strain broth and combine with the first strained batch.
Pressure Cooker: Add enough water to fully cover the bones. Adding more water will produce more broth. Pressure cook for 4-6 hours.
What do I do with all this broth?
Rather than cooking rice in water, rinse your rice and cook it in bone broth
Use it as a base for soup
Drink this yummy broth by itself
Bone broth stays good in a refrigerator for up to three days. If you are not going to use your broth within three days please freeze your broth. We suggest storing broth in freezer-safe Mason Jars.
Yummy things to add to spice it up a bit
Adding digestive herbs while cooking broth will help to aide in digestion and increase metabolic function in the body
Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Shallots, Onion, Citrus Peel
Add salt, pepper and hot chili paste to taste