Why Bone Broth?
In traditional cooking, people often use meat bones as a base for delicious stock. Aside from being the secret to great cooking, bone broth is also incredibly nutritious and has scores of health benefits.
The Weston A. Price Foundation and advocates of the Paleo and Primal lifestyles favor bone broth for its wide array of nutrients that are difficult to find in any other food source. In her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has made bone and meat stock the foundation of the GAPS protocol because of its ability to heal and seal the gut lining and reduce overgrowth of harmful microbes.
Though the exact nutritional content varies based on the bones used, cooking time, and cooking method, the following nutrients are consistently found in most bone broths. Collagen, Gelatin, Glycosaminoglycans, Glutamine and Minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc. Each of these components lends to the powerhouse of nutrition and healing that is Bone Broth. Some of the health benefits are:
- Immune function
- Mood and sleep regulation
- Brain and eye health
- Digestion and gut integrity
- Liver function
- Kidney health
- Bone, joint and muscle health
- Metabolic and cardiovascular health
- Skin health
We currently stock a few of our favorite high quality bone broths, two of which are BOP local. Restore Bone Broth is available as a frozen liquid in our freezer section and Mitchell's Bone Broth we have available in a range of powders along with the popular Nutra Organics near the back of the store.
Bone Broth Nachos With Some Hidden Goodies!
This is a great dish to make with the kids these school holidays and it is packed with nutrients to benefit the whole family.
Ingredients: ( Serves 3-4 )
1 brown onion
300g prime beef mince
6 scoops Mitchell’s bone broth powder
1 grated carrot 🥕
1 can of black beans
Salt & pepper
1 tbs coconut oil
1 cup grated cheese
4 tbs sour cream or 1 mashed avocado
1 bag Ceres Organics Chickpea Crisps or corn chips
Seasoning of choice
Brown diced onion in the oil over a medium heat
Add mince and season with salt & pepper
Sprinkle bone broth over the mince and stir in until combined.
Add grated carrot and black beans plus any seasoning you may like to use.
once cooked, plate the mince & bean combo on top of your crisps, sprinkling with cheese before popping under the grill for a few moments to melt the cheese.
Finish with handful of greens and a dollop of sour cream or mashed avocado.
Thank you Mitchell's for the recipe!