How to make bone broth: Easy gluten-free recipe

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Apr 18 2017 - 2:28pm
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Bone broth is a hot food trend, but it also offers nutritional benefits. You may want to consider making this gluten-free recipe for bone broth after learning about its benefits.

Bone broth is easy to make, and it still tastes delicious when it is prepared by following a gluten-free (GF) recipe. You can make the broth with bones from chicken, beef, fish or other types. You can also use leftover bones from other recipes to make the broth. The following tips will help you make a GF broth that is safe for celiac disease.

Why you should make bone broth

Several research studies have looked at the health benefits of bone broth and evaluated nutritional claims. One of the main benefits of this type of broth is the collagen found in the bones. Researchers have examined the benefits of using collagen to treat osteoarthritis and other health problems. Collagen appears to have a positive impact on reducing inflammation in the body.

The benefits of eating bone broth are still being evaluated, but many patients claim that it improves digestion, fights leaky gut symptoms, reduces inflammation, decreases fibromyalgia pain and helps the immune system.

How to make bone broth

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You can make the broth from chicken, pork, turkey, beef, lamb or fish bones. Most recipes use chicken, pork or beef bones because they are easier to find and less expensive. Chicken bones are popular since you can cook the chicken for a separate meal and use the leftovers to make the broth. The following recipe does not require a slow cooker, but you can use one to make the process easier.

Bone broth ingredients

3 pounds of chicken bones
3 tablespoons of gluten-free apple cider vinegar
2 chopped carrots
1 large, chopped onion
2 chopped celery stalks
1 tablespoon of salt

Bone broth cooking instructions

1. Roast the chicken bones in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine the chicken bones with all the ingredients into one large pot. Add enough water to cover all the bones and fill the pot.
2. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on the stove.
3. Bring it to a boil.
4. Remove the fat and froth that boils to the top with a spoon.
5. Reduce the heat and let it simmer up to 24 hours.
6. Remove from heat, allow it to cool and strain.

How to make bone broth: Tips and advice

When you make the bone broth, it is essential that you do not skip the apple cider vinegar. The vinegar helps the minerals leach into the broth from the bones. If you have a slow cooker it is easier to let the bone broth simmer for 24 hours, but you can still accomplish this without one. Chicken bones can take up to 24 hours, and beef bones may require 48 hours of simmering. However, fish bones are faster and only need to simmer for 8 hours. Once you have finished cooking the bone broth, you can strain it and store it in glass jars in the refrigerator or freeze it in plastic containers.

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