The bones from pastured milk-fed pigs are boiled for 36 hours! What a time saver to have the farm do this for you. The broth is made without vegetables (for those who have sensitivities to various veggies).
The resulting broth (aka homemade bone stock) is very mineral rich, gelatinous, loaded with calcium, collagen (for your skin), glycine, and properties which aid digestion and improve protein assimilation.
Use the broth instead of water when you make rice, and use it as a soup base. Ideal when making baby food puree since it adds great flavor and helps foods be more easily digested.
Bone Broth Benefits:
Vitamins and amino acids in Bone Broth:
- Very healing and repairing to the GI tract (repairs leaky gut)
- Helps protein and mineral absorption
- Helps immune system
- Liver detoxification
- Prevents and reduces food allergies and intolerances
- Helps protein and mineral absorption (great for kids who are dairy intolerant)
- Helps build strong bones and teeth
- Rich source of well absorbed Calcium and bone building minerals
- Nourishes adrenal glands (post-partum moms need adrenal support)
Calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, K2 in bone marrow, peptides, healing amino acid glycine, natural antibiotics, cartilage, collagen, anti-infammatory substances, digestive and gut healing properties, omega-9s in skin and fat, iron, Vit B6, Vit B12.Reducing Effects of Phthalate Exposure
"Plenty of homemade bone broths in the diet on a regular basis is a dietary strategy that can help tremendously with any phthalate exposure that does occur despite a womans best efforts. Bone broth is extremely high in the amino acid glycine via natural gelatin which is essential for the liver to adequately perform its detoxification duties. In fact, the liver is greatly hampered if there isnt enough glycine in the diet so it makes sense to consume liberal amounts of bone broth which includes glycine in a form that is very easily absorbed." The Healthy Home Economist
Read an informative article by Weston A Price Foundation on all the health benefits of broth here "BROTH IS BEAUTIFUL
Peasant societies still make broth. It is a necessity in cultures that do not use milk because only stock made from bones and dairy products provides calcium in a form that the body can easily assimilate. It is also a necessity when meat is a luxury item, because gelatin in properly made broth helps the body use protein in an efficient way.