What is bone broth?
If the term “bone broth” is throwing you off, you may know it better as chicken or beef stock. It’s essentially a soup base made by simmering the bones and connective tissue of an animal (cow, chicken, turkey, etc.) with seasoning in water for 24 to 72+ hours.
Why bone broth and what are it’s benefits?
It’s been coined liquid gold for a reason and while there are too many benefits to list here, we want you to know the big ones!
There are dozens of different nutrients found within bone broth, many of which can’t be obtained easily from other commonly eaten foods. That’s partly why there are so many incredible bone broth benefits. The extended cooking time helps break down the bones and connective tissue, resulting in a collagen and mineral-rich broth that is easily digested and absorbed by our bodies. Healing compounds like collagen, glycine, proline, glutamine and trace minerals are released and have the power to transform our health.
Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. Researchers have also confirmed that the amino acids that were produced when making stock reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improved digestion. It boosts the immune system and heals disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis.
Ingredients, sourcing…is it truly local?
When you are nourished by Boulder Broth, it feeds our community – literally and figuratively. Yes, our little corner may be small, but ultimately many little decisions add up to big aggregate numbers. Because each local ingredient is sourced from our neighbors and fellow guardians – farmers and growers who practice ethically and ecologically. By joining Boulder Broth in these values you are embracing a farm-to-table lifestyle and insisting on knowing from where your food comes.
As Boulder Broth grows, we continue to build relationships and source from some of your favorite farms!
- Buckner Family Farm Longmont, CO
- Koberstein Farms Angus LLC Holyoke, CO
- Crystal River Meats Carbondale, CO
- JHawk Farm Smith Center, KS
- Sunrise Bison Ranch Simla, CO
- Ela Family Farms Hotchkiss, CO
- Hazel Dell Mushrooms Ft. Collins, CO
- Miller Farms Platteville, CO