It’s the trendy thing these days that’s good for you and I’m not talking kale! It’s… the envelope please “Bone Broth”…that’s right, it all begins with bones roasted then simmered with water, veggies and a bit of apple cider vinegar, for hours and hours.
Bone broth has long been used in cultures all over the world including Chinese medicine and probably by your grandmother, as a fortifying food, especially when ill. It’s a good way to pack a lot of nutrients into the body when someone is unable to have heavier food. It might just be the original comfort food. Italians serve angel hair pasta in brodo. Sign me up for a bowl of that kind of comfort!
Remember English Beef Tea, that stuff made from Bovril…well you can forget about it! It’s “Bone Broth” all the way!
If made with high quality bones, from organic or grass-fed animals, the broth contains nutrients including fats, vitamins, minerals, collagen and keratin in an easily digestible form. But the bones have to come from a healthy animal if it’s going to provide you with these nutrients, not from animals subjected to antibiotics and hormones.
And the health benefits….OMG what a list: as an inflammatory, for healthy hair, nails and skin, digestive healing, cold-flu immunity (I wonder, does this mean we can dispense with those annual flu shots), sleep and memory (folks in seniors care facilities should be drinking this by the bucketful) and lastly, bone health…wow…
Not to be outdone by London or NYC, Vancouver has come to the party with our very own “Bone Broth Bar”. Brought to us by Allen Ingram, a Brit now living here. I can see it now…hipsters sitting at a bar sipping broth…or if you are on the run then it’s a cuppa takeaway! Look out Starbucks!
Or take yourself to a great butcher, then get out that roasting pan and your big stock pot, this stuff has got it all!