BECAUSE IT'S DELICIOUS.
AND BECAUSE REAL BONE BROTH MAY...
Improve digestion, SOothe the gut
FORTIFY TENDONS, LIGAMENTS AND MUSCLES
REDUCE BODY-WIDE INFLAMMATION
LESSEN CELLULITE AND SMOOTH SKIN
NOURISH THE BODIES OF MOM AND BABY DURING PREGNANCY
HELP REBUILD POSTPARTUM BODIES
What Is It?
BROTH = meat + water (short simmer)
STOCK = bones + water (longer simmer)
BONE BROTH = bones + meat + water + vinegar (24+hour simmer)
At Kitchen Witch, we follow lead of the Weston A Price Foundation and use the terms interchangeably. In order to have a range of nutrients and great taste, we use both meat AND bones in our broth-stock. To us, a long simmer is non-negotiable. So, Kitchen Witch Broth is just that: the simmering of bones, meat, and water for as much time as we can finagle from our kitchen manager. We stick to our 24 hour minimum, and often spill over.
Our grandmothers, and our grandmothers’ grandmothers lived by the adage ‘waste not, want not’ and put to every bit of food to use. This is why stock pots are, and always have been, seen on stoves in every culture. At Kitchen Witch, we wish to reverse the modern trend of incredible waste by going back to our roots. Those odd bits, hard bones, and organic veggies? We toss them in the stockpot, give them some heat, and extract their gold!
What's In It?
Keep it simple.
Bone variety really counts! We cast a wide net to harness ALL the nutrients.
Here is what you would find at the beginning of a beef broth batch in our kitchen:
Pastured Beef Bones
(meaty neck, rib, knuckle, feet, shank, femur)
Reverse Osmosis Water
Peppercorns & a pinch of Sea Salt
It is said that the wider the variety of bones, the greater diversity in nutrients. Gelatin, (the extracted form of collagen) renowned for its ability to coat and heal chronically inflamed gut linings, is pulled from cartilage and tendons. Cartilage also yields glycosaminoglycans, chondroitin sulfate, and keratin sulfate, read more here. Calcium and phosphorus are extracted from all hard bones. These important precursors to red blood cell formation, and that of white blood cells (think immune builders) are found in red marrow bones.
Why the vinegar? Vinegar begins breaking down and extracting the nutrients hidden in hard bone. Simple vegetables round out flavor and offer minerals as well. Roasting deepens flavor and further breaks down meat for ease of extraction into water. Read even more, here.
Bone Broth offers a gamut of nutrients and the benefits multiply: as gelatin heals the gut lining, we are able to better absorb constituents of broth, and our food in general. As we absorb more nutrients, the gut lining is better able to repair itself…and onward goes the healing. Below is a list of nutrients commonly purported to be found in properly prepared broth. Our list is by no means complete, but does feature the main powerhouse nutrients thought to be found in good broth.
said to repair and coat gut lining
studies have shown it to enhance liver’s ability to detox, DNA/RNA transcription, absorption of calcium, manufacture of hormones, production of the antioxidant glutathione
Often dubbed the bodies master antioxidant, this thiol compound is present in the highest concentration in the cells of all organs
said to benefit joints
said to benefit joints
known to benefit bones, muscle function, cellular function, cardiac function
touted to benefit bones via calcium absorption
can supplement bones
known to enhance elasticity and structure of skin
important for collagen structure