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How to Make Bone Broth

A slow cooker can be useful when making bone broth.

Stores carry bone broth, but it is also very easy to make at home.

A simple way to make it is to save bones from other meals. For instance, a chicken carcass that is complete with beak and claws may make a good basis for a bone broth.

Many butchers and meat sections at grocery stores also sell any bones that they have available.

To make homemade bone broth, try the following recipe:

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 ounce of vinegar
  • 3–4 pounds of bones and tissues

Boil the ingredients together in a large pot or slow cooker, then reduce to a simmer for 10–24 hours before letting it cool. Strain through a cheesecloth and pour into smaller containers for storage.

It might also help to add salt, vegetables, and spices such as sage or thyme to give the broth more flavor.

After making a big batch of broth, store it in smaller containers in the freezer. Heat these smaller containers as needed, and the broth will last longer.

Summary

Bone broth contains readily available nutrients and minerals that may help keep the body working at its best. How much of any nutrient will be in each individual batch is difficult to predict.

There may be additional benefits to bone broth that research is still to uncover. For now, bone broth is a highly nutritious drink that may support the body and many of its functions.

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