Earlier this year, foodies started raving about bone broth. Many of us are familiar with broth itself. It is a basic starter for soups, sauces and braising meats and vegetables. This year took a turn when articles talking about bone broth went from cookbook to super food.
Bone broth is simple. You take bones from meat, toss them into water, add herbs if you like and cook for 24-72 hours. After straining, you are left with a broth that has been infused with the flavor of the bones (and any residual meat left on the bone), and the therapeutic properties of what was extracted during the cooking process.
"For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones otherwise discarded—has been a daily part of life, celebrated by cultures around the world. Not only does bone broth add depth of flavor to recipes and meals, it also imparts significant and broad health benefits that are now capturing the attention of millions. Bone broth may be the 'hottest trend in health' today, even though it is centuries old," says Ancient Nutrition, a supplement company who has taken bone broth to the next level with its protein powder form.
Rich in minerals and high in protein, bone broth lovers tout the supportive benefits for the gut and immune system. Bone broth also contains gelatin, which may support the skin. Ancient Nutrition shares that "Bone broth is typically rich in protein, collagen, gelatin, glucosamine, chondroitin and key minerals often missing in the diet. These vital nutrients support a wide range of health benefits and body systems."
Health guru, Jordan Rubin, partnered with Dr. Josh Axe, a doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist, and launched a new way to get all the benefits quickly without the hassle of cooking. In their new line, bone broth meets protein powder, becoming a quick meal on the go. Each serving boasts 20g of gut-friendly and paleo-friendly protein. 1 scoop of bone broth protein powder along with 12 oz of water is equivalent to 2.5 cups of bone broth.
Rubin and Axe share that "Bone Broth Protein™ is paleo friendly, free of common allergens and the ideal protein source for those who are sensitive to dairy, grains, eggs, beef, nuts, seeds and legumes."
The duo made the decision to focus on chicken bone broth since type 2 collagen from chicken is the closest to human collagen, thus supporting joint health. They also made a commitment to keep their product made in the U.S.A. and with simple ingredients. While the waiting line for testing through the Non-GMO project is backlogged, Rubin and Axe perform tests to make sure their product is Non-GMO, chickens are antibiotic free and comply with California's strict pesticide contamination laws. They also source as many free-range chickens as the market will allow (due to limited supply of free-range only bones).
Chicken and beef bone broth by area farmer, Dutch Meadows, and Bone Broth Protein™ (Plain, Vanilla, Chocolate and Turmeric flavors) by Ancient Nutrition, are available for purchase at The Healthy Grocer.