Beef bone broth

Beef bone broth

Beef broth from bones from grazing is much more than just a good soup.

Even Hollywood greats such as Mark Wahlberg, Salma Hayek, and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by bone stock as a source of nutrients.

The special thing about beef broth

A long cooked (at least 8 hours, optimally 20 hours) beef bone stock contains a particularly high amount of easily absorbable amino acids, which are vital for our body and our health.

Especially the amino acids glycine and proline help the liver to eliminate harmful toxins from the body. And we are exposed to a lot of toxins every day, such as artificial foods or environmental pollution. Glycine is a building block of glutathione - one of the most effective detoxifying agents in the body with which you fight free radicals.

A high-quality beef bone broth also contains the collagen-forming amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. Collagen can help heal the intestines, protect the skin from wrinkles and soothe aching joints and muscles.

The amino acids glutamine in beef bone stock is the most important nutrient for the cells of the immune system and arginine activates the thymus gland, which is also part of the body's defense system.

Bone broth is often consumed for intestinal ailments such as intestinal diseases and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis because of the amino acid glutamine. Glutamine contributes to the regeneration of the intestinal mucosa.

In addition to the amino acids mentioned above, a long-boiled beef bone stock provides other important minerals, trace elements and nutrients:
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • Healthy fats
  • Clean protein
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Collagen
Many people wonder what the difference between a beef bone broth and a normal beef broth is. If you are not completely familiar with the terms broth, stock and bone broth, they may sound interchangeable because of the similar way they are made.

However, there are remarkable differences:

Broth is water that boils with meat, vegetables, flavorings and sometimes bones. It usually boils for only a few hours (usually 2 to 3). It has a thinner consistency, but is tastier than a stock.
A stock is made from water with bones and can sometimes contain vegetables and flavorings. The stock boils for about 4 to 6 hours. The use of bones in the stock gives it a thicker consistency.
Bone stock is boiled for up to 20 hours. Bones with high collagen content (ankle, patella, femur and foot bones) are used. As a result, the bone broth contains many more nutrients such as collagen and amino acids than a conventional broth or stock.

Boil beef bone broth

For a healthy beef bone broth you need healthy ingredients, so you should choose them carefully. Bones that provide the most nutrients come from pasture, organic and grass-fed animals. Also try to get bones with cartilage, as this provides most of the collagen.

The best bones for a rich beef bone broth are available from your local butcher, the local farmers' market, farmers near you, or the organic market or health food store. If you do not intend to cook bone stock immediately, you can always store the bones in the freezer without any worries.

If you want to cook a beef bone stock, we have a recipe with video instructions for you.

When cooking a beef bone broth, it is important that you blanch and toast the bones before cooking the broth. This gives the broth its great aroma and a beautiful golden-brown color. Fresh vegetables like tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery as well as parsley and spices make a delicious taste. A shot of apple vinegar helps to extract the minerals and nutrients from the bones. You should let the beef broth simmer for at least 8 to 10 hours at low heat, at the end the broth is passed through and the fat is removed.