Have you heard about Kettle & Fire? Neither had I.
Kettle & Fire offers an array of bone broth, soup and Keto soups to choose from. Well, for those who also did not know about bone broth, let me enlighten you about it.
Bone broth is made from animal bones and connective tissue, typically cattle, chicken, or fish that have been boiled into a broth and slow-simmered for 20 hours or more with herbs, vegetables, and spices. So why is this seemingly simple liquid something you’d want to drink every day? Mainly because of the amazing health benefits.
WHAT MAKES BONE BROTH SO BENEFICIAL? – Here is what you need to know:
Bone broth has a rich history of being used in traditional Chinese culture to support digestion through collagen, minerals, amino acids, and compounds found in bones and connective tissue.
IS BONE BROTH THE SAME AS REGULAR STOCK? – No.
There are two main differences between bone broth and regular broth or stock: The simmering time and the part of the animal it's made from (bones or flesh).
Regular broth and stock are simmered for a shorter period of time than bone broth. The expedited cooking process reduces the amount of beneficial gelatin extracted from the bones, limiting its ability to support the immune and digestive systems.
Many people make their own at home. It is simple enough; you can easily find recipes online. It does not take much. Making bone broth is the perfect way to make use of your veggie scraps, chicken remains, beef bones, and even pork bones before eventually composting or trashing them; you just add water. The final step in bone broth-making is straining out the solids, which means that you can include the parts of vegetables that would otherwise go directly into the compost bin: carrot tops, garlic and onion skins and ends, celery butts, and more.
The other option is to buy your bone broth; Kettle & Fire makes a great selection.
Now we know that simmering bones for an extended period of time is what gives bone broth its nutritional benefits, extracting the amino acids, minerals, and collagen. Here is a Kettle & Fire-tested slow cooker chicken bone broth recipe: It features organic chicken bones, sea salt, fresh vegetables like celery stalks, onions, and bell peppers, and herbs like parsley, rosemary, and thyme. It combines marrow bones with premium organic vegetables and filtered water in steel kettles. The mixture is slow-simmered for 20-24 hours at 130 degrees F. This provides enough time for nutrients, collagen, and amino acids to soak into the broth.
Another benefit is; it is a time saver. Just simmer the bone broth for five minutes on the stovetop and it’s ready to sip. Or just pour it into a mug and microwave for a minute. It also has a 2-year shelf life so you can always have some in the pantry.
We tried a few: Spicy Cauliflower Keto soup, Butter Squash Soup, Creamy Tomato Soup, Mushroom Bisque Soup, Broccoli Cheddar Keto Soup were good.
The favorites were: the Mushroom Chicken Bone Broth, Coconut Curry & Lime and the Thai Curry Soup had really good flavors.
The Spicy Cauliflower Soup was very spicy but had a nice creamy consistency. The only ones we did not really care for were the Turmeric ginger bone broth and the Miso. We also found that some of the broths were quite salty, which is a drawback if you are on a no-salt diet. We recommend that you try them for yourself and let us know what you think.
For more information on these delicious soups and broths visit www.kettleandfire.com