Bone broth concentrate is stock that’s super-reduced until what is left of it is a very small amount of a really intense flavor. These concentrates usually come in small packets or in bigger jars that contain more servings. Just mix a packet into a cup of hot water and you can easily use it just like any regular broth or stock. The diluted bone broth concentrate has a slightly sweeter flavor than the canned or boxed stuff but still has a nice meaty flavor that works well in soups, stews, and braises.
The best brands of bone broth concentrate are shelf-stable but once they are opened at home, they need to remain in the fridge so that they can last longer. These concentrates have 10x the amino acids than a traditional broth and 16x the good fats. And the best part of it all is that they don’t leave ‘bits’ behind when you drink them with hot water. Many people believe they have a superior taste to a dehydrated powder. Now that you know that you can make your bone broth faster and easier with a concentrate, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of eating bone broth.
- Heals your gut – Drinking a cup of bone broth a day can work wonders for a leaky gut syndrome, and it is also beneficial for protecting non-leaky guts. The reason for that is that the gelatin in the bones that is usually used for the making of broth can help seal up holes in intestines. People who are dealing with a leaky gut syndrome have a porous intestinal lining. This “patching” can help ease chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even help with certain food intolerances.
- Supports a healthy immune system – Due to bone broth’s high concentration of minerals, some people consider it “superfood” as it can strengthen your immune system. By now you’ve probably realized that your grandma was right about feeding you endless bowls of chicken soup whenever you got sick when you were little.
- Increases bone strength – The magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium in the bones seep out into the broth, leaving you to sip all those essential nutrients for your own healthy bones.
- Protects your joints – Bone broth is known to contain glucosamine, and taking glucosamine supplements has been used as the first line of treatment for people with joint pain for a very long time. However, unlike pills, bone broth offers some other health and nutritional benefits that can help reduce pain.