If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past couple of years, chances are you’ve heard about bone broth. Well, if you grew up in a home with traditional European or Asian food practices, chances are you’ve known about bone broth your whole life.
Bone broth is a staple of many cultural cuisines, dating back to hunter-gatherer times. It is a fantastic way to use the whole animal, and to ensure you’re getting the most nutrients possible. A little bit further down the timeline, Hippocrates recommended bone broth to patients with gut issues. Fast forward to today, where you can get takeout cups of broth on the streets of Manhattan.
But we’re not going to make you go all the way to New York City to find this magical elixir. You just have to make it to the back of the store.
Introducing Stock Exchange Bone Broth
Stock Exchange makes their broth in small batches, using ingredients sourced close to home in Southwestern Ontario.
We’re passionate about and committed to sustainable practices—we follow the food chain through to its final stages and pay local farmers fair compensation for what otherwise has been considered waste. This allows our farming community to enhance their operations and quality of life. In turn, our customers are provided with a convenient slow food product, gaining the significant nutritional benefits from the parts of the animal and vegetables we typically don’t consume.
Stock Exchange broths are made in the traditional way, slow-simmering bones in water, with herbs and vegetables – never any added salt. They are then flash frozen, and sent to us!
How do I use Bone Broth?
Each container of Stock Exchange Bone Broth makes 2L of stock – enough for a large batch of soup! If you’re looking to use it in smaller doses, follow these steps:
- Allow your broth to thaw overnight in the fridge, or gently warm it in a pot on the stove. Don’t allow it to thaw on the counter, as this leaves it open to spoilage.
- Portion off the amount you’d like to use RIGHT NOW.
- If you plan on using it in a couple of batches, simply refreeze the remainder in a sealed container.
- If you’d like to drink a mug every day, you can refreeze it in an ice cube tray. This way you can thaw a cube at a time, and have a lovely boost on the daily.
What makes Bone Broth better than my bouillon?
Most soup stocks and broths are made by simmering bits of meat and vegetables. While these are delicious and nutritious, they’re missing out on some of the goodness contained in bone broth. Because bone broth contains, well, bones, you’ll get far more nutrients out of the deal.
- Collagen – Collagen is the stuff that gives bone broth its jello-like consistency (until it’s heated, that is). It is a protein found in the connective tissue
- Minerals – Bone Broth contains MANY minerals, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, and sulpher
- Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), including Glucosamine – this is a special family of carbohydrates found in bone broth that can help reduce joint pain
The benefits associated with these nutrients are pretty amazing. As we mentioned above, bone broth is incredibly useful for joint issues. It is also supportive of bone health, thanks to its varied mineral content. Collagen is not only a fantastic source of protein, it is also beneficial for digestion, skin, and hair health!
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You can find Stock Exchange in the freezer section of Moberly, in both Chicken and Beef Broths. We’ve been using it in soups, to flavour grains, and as a warming beverage all winter. What’s your favourite way to incorporate it into your life?
About The Author:
Kelly Boaz, CNP
Kelly is a holistic nutritionist, specializing in eating disorder recovery and food freedom. She is also a public speaker (TEDx King St. West, TDSB) and a writer. Learn more about Kelly, and about booking private consultations at kellyboaz.com Twitter: @kelly_boaz Facebook: /KellyBoazDotCom