Have you heard of bone broth? This amazing alternative to traditional stock is packed with nutrients and goodies, plus it tastes delicious! In this next blog I have put together a guide to all the different types of bone broth for you, including vegan and vegetarian bone broths.
Bone broth definitely seems to be the next big natural superfood craze, but it is actually with good reason! The different types of broth include bone broth and vegan versions, so it caters to everyone's dietary needs, and it is just totally delicious and so, so good for you. Similar to stock, but with far greater health benefits, bone broth is actually really easy to work into your daily diet.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones - but while chicken and beef bone broths are common, vegetarians and vegans don't miss out - you can actually enjoy delicious vegetable broths that are still rich in protein but are made from veggies! Some people prefer to consume broth on its own as a warming and hearty drink, but it is also perfect for working into soups, casseroles and anything you'd ordinarily use a traditional stock in.
Bone broth benefits include its traditional immune-boosting properties, ability to help support gut health and the digestive system, and how many vitamins and minerals are packed into each serve. Wondering how to make bone broth? Well it can be a pretty intensive process, as most bone broth recipes require you to slow cook ingredients for hours at a time, adding herbs and spices until you reach your desired flavour and consistency. Thankfully there are so many delicious, hearty, heathy and natural bone broth powders on the market now!
Nutra Organics Vegetable Broth Powder - Garden Veggie
The Nutra Organics Vegetable Broth Powder - Garden Veggie is a delicious vegan alternative to traditional bone broth, containing vitamin, mineral and antioxidant-rich Kale, Pumpkin, Broccoli, Carrot and Sweet Potato, with Aquamin Marine Minerals and Tasmanian Kelp to boost the digestive system. One serve of this flavoursome broth is actually equivalent to one daily serve of veggies! Use as a base for soups, stews and sauces or add veggies and noodles for a delicious meal.
Nutra Organics Vegetable Broth Powder - Low Fodmap
The Nutra Organics Vegetable Broth Powder - Low Fodmap is perfect for anyone following a Low Fodmap diet as it does not contain onion and garlic. Like the other veggie flavours, this broth powder is loaded with nutrient rich minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, and also counts as one serve of veggies for the day.
Nutra Organics Vegetable Broth Powder - Mushroom
Another scrumptious vegan broth is the Nutra Organics Vegetable Broth Powder - Mushroom. This delicious stock alternative contains Reishi and Shiitake Mushrooms for a delicious taste, plus Turmeric, Pumpkin, Kale and Spinach and Red Miso for a boost of nutrition. Reishi Mushrooms are actually also known for their mood-balancing and stress-relieving qualities!
Chicken bone broths
Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Homestyle Original
Chicken stock is a pantry staple in many homes. For a delicious, natural alternative to the commercially made stocks you'll find in the supermarket, I suggest Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Homestyle Original! It only contains top-quality ingredients which have been carefully dehydrated, and is made by slow-cooking organic, free-range chicken bones in Apple Cider Vinegar and filtered water for over 12 hours to ensure optimum extraction of nutrients! Perfect added to soups, casseroles and sauces.
Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Turmeric
For even more immune boosting powers, opt for the Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Turmeric. Made with the same 12 hour slow-cooking methods as above, this bone broth powder is packed with the added anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting qualities of Turmeric. Flavoursome and ultra tasty, this broth powder can help to support gut health, and each serve contributes to our daily intake of Zinc, protein, Potassium and vitamins - actually one serve offers 25% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12, known to help prevent feelings of tiredness and fatigue!
Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Garden Herb
If you want a chicken stock with a delicious traditional herbal flavour, choose the Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Garden Herb. This tasty chicken broth is created the added flavour of delicious garden herbs and flavours including Rosemary, Ginger, Garlic, Chives and Black Pepper.
Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Mushroom
The Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth Powder - Mushroom contains Shiitake and Reishi Mushrooms, which as I mentioned are known to relieve stress and improve mood! This blend also contains He Shou Wu Root to help balance mood and stress levels.
Beef bone broth
Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Hearty Original
The Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Hearty Original serves as the perfect base for everything from soups to casseroles, and the 48 hour slow-cooking process ensures this original beef flavour is as rich and hearty as possible! A nutritious alternative to regular stock, this warm and filling broth can be used as a base for soups, stews and sauces, or used to make a meal by adding veggies, noodles and your choice of protein.
Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Hearty Mushroom
For a collagen rich beef bone broth, try the Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Hearty Mushroom, which has been made by slow-cooking roasted beef bones for 48 hours in filtered water and Apple Cider Vinegar, and then carefully dehydrating the resulting broth to maintain the nutrition and flavour. This nutrient rich blend also contains Reishi and Shiitake Mushrooms together with Vitamin D Mushroom Powder for a rich Mushroom flavour. It also contains 7 essential amino acids, plus naturally occurring Hydroxylysine, known to play a significant role in stabilising collagen in the body.
Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Garden Herb
If you prefer a beef bone broth with a herb flavour to it, you'll love the Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Garden Herb. Great taste aside, this broth is seriously high in protein and contains a unique ratio of amino acids that aren't found in most lean cuts of meat, providing 7 of the 9 essential amino acids. Each serve also provides 20% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12 as well as 11% of Vitamin B2, both known to help support energy levels.
Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Turmeric
Perfect for a delivering a boost of collagen, protein and nutrition, the Nutra Organics Beef Bone Broth Powder - Turmeric combines delicious, hearty beef bone broth with the immune boosting and anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric, plus vitamin B12, which is needed to prevent feelings of fatigue and tiredness. Add to soups, sauces, gravy and casseroles.
Read more here about alternatives to bone broth, including marine collagen and vegan collagen supplements.