When FigTrees Organic Farms first decided to focus on raising healthy organic grass-fed cattle we were well aware of the many health benefits that could come from eating healthy grass-fed beef, the higher levels of Omega 3 and vitamins and the higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid.
Recently though we have been astounded at the interest we are getting for healthy organic grass-fed bones and the number of people becoming aware of just how beneficial a good organic bone broth can be in restoring their own health.
In an interesting parallel with rediscovering the fact that biology is the basis of a healthy soil and water cycle it now appears that we are rediscovering that a healthy biological community in our own stomachs is a major foundation of our own health.
It’s humbling to realise just how little we really know about the complexities of life but also comforting to understand just how little we need to know if we put our trust in nature and naturally grown food.
Humans have been eating bone broth since the stone age. Professional kitchens have always used it for stocks and sauces. With the rise of paleo diets we have seen an increased demand for our organic beef bones. Bone broth is a key element in this low-carb, high-protein diet.
Bone marrow is the densest source of fat-soluble vitamins. It can be a remedy for colds and flu, treat connective tissue, repairs the gastrointestinal tract and alleviates issues of the joints, skin and muscles.
These benefits are attributed to the levels of minerals, gelatin and glycosaminoglycans. Beef broth gives you the benefit from the marrow, as well as collagen, cartilage and minerals.
Preparation and Use
The bones need to be from from a healthy, grass-fed, organic animals, as you will be consuming the contents of the bone. You can find many bone broth recipes online but they normally include apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, onions, garlic, carrots, celery. These are boiled over 12 hours. You can then use it as a basis for soups and stews or to flavour any type of cooking.
We are pleased to see the rise of bone broth, it demonstrates the benefit of healthy, grass-fed, organic animals. It also lines up with our ethical drivers, using ‘nose to tail’. Our animals are grown with care and respect, and that respect extends beyond the animals life with use of the whole animal in this way.
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