Learn about the benefits of bone broth

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+ How much liquid broth will a 100g jar of dehydrated broth make?

Based on our recommened doasge of 1 heaped teaspoon to 200ml of water, a 100g jar or pouch of dehydrated beef or chicken broth will make a minimum of 5L or 20 cups of delicious, nutrient dense liquid gold.

If you are consuming as a beverage on a daily basis, a 100g jar will provide a 3 week supply.

For the broth convert and consumer families the larger 250g pouch will make 12.5L or 50 cups and the bulk 500g pouch makes 25L or 100 cups.

+ How much is shipping in Australia?

We use Australia Post for all of our shipping. Shipping within Australia starts from $8.50 nationwide. Costs will vary based on weight and if you opt for Express Post Shipping.

We process orders once a day and the cut off for next business day shipping is 2pm. Once collected by Australia Post orders are usually delivered within 3-7 days. For WA customers, please note that the delivery time is approximately 7-10 business days. Express post is available and is recommened to for WA customers or those in remote areas.

+ What ingredients are in the bone broth?

Containing only real food, certified organic ingredients our bone broth recipes include the following ingredients;

BEEF BONE BROTH: Filtered water, beef and marrow bones, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, bay leaves, peppercorns, pink salt, apple cider vinegar

CHICKEN BONE BROTH: Filtered water, chicken bones, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemongrass, bay leaves, peppercorns, pink salt, apple cider vinegar

FODMAP friendly versions of our bone broths will be developed for release in 2018.

+ What is the difference between broth and stock?

It is easy to get confused by the terms ‘stock’ and ‘broth’, especially when they are often used interchangeably and there is conflicting information out there.

It really comes down to time.

While a ‘stock’ is also made from bones and generally contains vegetables, it is cooked for shorter periods of time (can vary from 2-12 hours). This process creates a nice base for cooking but does not have the nutrient density of a high quality broth.

A ‘broth’ includes marrow bones, tendons and ligaments in addition to bones and vegetables and is simmered on low heat for a period of at least 48 hours for beef and usually around 24 hours for chicken. This gentle simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds and minerals to create a nutrient dense, richer tasting liquid gold. If you want to access the real benefits of bone broth, you need real bone broth!

When buying stocks, soups and sauces from the supermarket check the ingredient list and nutrition panel carefully. More often than not they are full of nasties – MSG, emulsifiers, artificial flavours, high levels of salt, sugar – and lack the nutritional benefits of a real broth.

+ Can I make it myself?

Absolutely! A good broth can definitely be made at home. It is important to use high quality organic ingredients if you want to create a high quality, nutrient dense broth. There are plenty of recipes online that you could have a play with.

The biggest catch here is time.

While the process is relatively uncomplicated, it is lengthy. The broth needs to be simmered for up to 48 hours to extract all the goodies from the bones, which means leaving it to simmer overnight and often while you are away from home.

+ Why do you dehydrate the broth and how long will it last?

Simply to make it more versatile and easy to use!

The dehydration process is conducted at low temperatures over 18 hours and essentially removes the water content from the broth. With little effect on nutritional value, the protein, fat and mineral content is retained.

Dehydrating broth extends the lifespan of the product without the use of preservatives. There is no need for refrigeration and no change to the best before date once it has been opened. There is a recommended best before date sticker on all of our products which is a period of 8 months from date of packaging.

The dehydrated broth is easily rehydrated by adding boiled water, making is a great option for using at work and when travelling.

See below for other ideas about how to use our Organic Dehydrated Bone Broths.

+ Apart from drinking a cup of delicious broth, how else can I use the product?

We love sipping a cup of broth instead of a tea or coffee but there are lots of other ways to enjoy the healing qualities of bone broth in your diet.

The dehydrated version makes the product really versatile. You can add it to smoothies, soups, bolognaise, stir-fries – anything you are cooking really! Both the chicken and the beef bone broths are perfect to use as a complete base for a Pho - simple add your veggies, noodles, dumplings or meatballs. You can also use the broth as the liquid to poach eggs or cook rice. It is also great to use as a seasoning on salads, eggs or as part of a crumbing mix. These provide great alternatives for warmer climates and for getting some nutrient dense goodness into the kids too.

+ Why is my broth slightly different to last time?

There may be differences in colour, texture and flavour of the end product due to natural variance in meat bones and vegetables that are used to make our broth. We source all certified organic ingredients so there may be slight differences from batch to batch.

As small bacth producers, all of our product srae handmade and we personally check our end product regularly so you can be assured that the quality is always of the highest standard.

+ Can you tell me more about nutrient and mineral density of broth?

Broth is a real food staple that has been valued through the annals of time and makes a great everyday addition to your daily diet. Biology doesn’t care for fads.

The simmering process causes the collagen of the bones, ligaments and cartilage to be broken down into gelatin which is made up of the conditional amino acids proline, glycine, glutamine and arginine. All of these amino acids play important physiological roles and provide the building blocks needed to form and maintain healthy bones.

Nutritional Profile: TONEMADE ORGANIC DEHYDRATED BEEF BONE BROTH:

100g of dehydrated broth contains 20 serves

Quantity/100g
Energy 1690kJ
Protein 75g/100g
Fat, Total 9.3g/100g
Fat, Saturated 4.5g/100g
Fat, Monounsaturated 3.7g/100g
Carbohydrates 4g/100g
Sugars 1.4g/100g
Sodium 1.7g/100g

Nutritional Profile: TONEMADE ORGANIC DEHYDRATED CHICKEN BONE BROTH:

100g of dehydrated broth contains 20 serves

Quantity/100g
Energy 1460kJ
Protein 71.8g/100g
Fat, Total 4.7g/100g
Fat, Saturated 1.4g/100g
Fat, Monounsaturated 1.9g/100g
Carbohydrates 4g/100g
Sugars 1.4g/100g
Sodium 2.4g/100g

While broth contains levels of all twenty amino acids, following is the profile of these four key amino acids in

TONEMADE ORGANIC DEHYDRATED BEEF BONE BROTH:

Amino Acid mg per serve
Arginine 326.9
Glutamic Acid 495.6
Glycine 798.7
Proline 501.9

TONEMADE ORGANIC DEHYDRATED CHICKEN BONE BROTH:

Amino Acid mg per serve
Arginine 189
Glutamic Acid 434
Glycine 875
Proline 315

Broth also provides essential minerals, including electrolytes, in forms that are easily absorbed; calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and other trace minerals that are all important for supporting healthy circulation, neural functioning and digestion. We keep added sodium levels low to ensure bone broth contains an ideal balance of sodium and potassium to support cellular health and efficiency.

Mineral content: TONEMADE ORGANIC DEHYDRATED BEEF BONE BROTH:

Mineral Quantity mg/ 100g
Calcium 330mg/100g
Iron 2.1mg/100g
Magnesium 35mg/100g
Potassium 810mg/100g
Phosphorus 200mg/100g
Zinc 0.87mg/100g

Mineral content: TONEMADE ORGANIC DEHYDRATED CHICKEN BONE BROTH:

Mineral Quantity mg/ 100g
Calcium 470mg/100g
Iron 2.9mg/100g
Magnesium 120mg/100g
Potassium 910mg/100g
Phosphorus 650mg/100g
Zinc 1.4mg/100g

Collectively called glycosaminoglycans, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate are also important nutritional compounds found in broth. These play primary roles in maintaining the integrity of cartilage, collagen and elastin throughout the body.

+ I have heard that broth helps to heal the gut? How?

You heard right! And it comes down to the fact that it is packed full of gelatin. Bone broth is said to be excellent for ‘healing and sealing’ the gut.

Our gut lining is naturally semi-permeable, allowing small nutrient particles to cross into the bloodstream while blocking larger molecules, such as proteins and microbes. Things can start to go wrong when the gut lining becomes ‘leaky’, allowing large, unwanted molecules to pass into the bloodstream. As these large molecules enter our bloodstream, our immune system responds with inflammation, which can lead to a host of health issues.

Gelatin has been shown to restore the health and integrity of the mucosal gut lining by ‘sealing’ these leaks and reducing inflammation. It naturally attracts water and increases stomach acid which both aid in the digestive process. By reducing permeability and inflammation, gelatin helps to promote probiotic balance and growth, which is crucial for optimum gut health.

+ How does bone broth help boost immunity?

Broth has been used a medical elixir for colds and viruses for thousands of years and we are now seeing research emerge that links the state of our gut and the strength of our immunity.

Around 70% of our immune system is located in the gut as a vast network of lymph tissue referred to as GALT (gut associated lymphatic tissue). So the gut-supportive benefits of broth also help to support a healthy immune system.

A ‘leaky’ gut can also create a hyperactive immune system which increases levels of inflammation. This can potentially lead to dysfunctions throughout the body due to the release of antibodies that cause an autoimmune response. The gelatin in broth is soothing to the intestinal lining. ‘Healing and sealing’ these leaks can help to reduce inflammation and autoimmune responses.

+ How does broth help to nourish my bones and joints?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that holds everything together. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms an elastic scaffold to provide strength and structure. Broth is a great source of the amino acids that provide the building blocks to augment and support these structures.

As we age, our joints suffer from wear and tear. Broth is a great source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, often sold as supplements for treating common symptoms of age-related disorders like arthritis.

Glucosamine is found within the cartilage of our joints and acts as a natural shock-absorber and joint lubricant. It also plays an important role in helping to maintain the integrity of cartilage through specific protein and lipid synthesis.

Chondroitin sulfate is also a major component of cartilage. It helps to maintain cartilage integrity by absorbing fluid into the connective tissue and may also block enzymes that break down cartilage.

Calcium and magnesium are also crucial minerals used by the body for bone production and fortification and broth is a great way to supply these in readily absorbable forms.

+ How does bone broth help to boost detoxification?

Our bodies are bombarded by a plethora of chemicals and toxins every day. As a result, our liver works in overdrive to detoxify the body.

Broth contains high levels of glycine, which plays a crucial role in the detoxification processes of the liver. It is also a precursor amino acid for glutathione which has liver cleansing functions and has been referred to as a ‘master antioxidant’.

So next time you are struggling with a hangover, a cup of broth will certainly help to sort you out!

+ I have heard that bone broth is also great for skin, hair and nails?

Again this comes down to the presence of gelatin and its constituent amino acids!

Firstly, the digestive benefits of broth positively affect the skin by reducing inflammation and improving the absorption of nutrients. Glycine also assists the liver in the removal of toxins and acts as a neurotransmitter that promotes restful sleep which both help the skin to look fresher and more vibrant.

Broth also provides the building blocks for the body to make collagen which helps to form elastin and other compounds in the skin that are responsible for maintaining youthful tone, texture and appearance. In addition to calcium and magnesium, these building blocks also help to support the growth and strength of our hair and nails.

Broth is like an internal beauty therapy helping you to shine from the inside out!

 Photo of a mug of organic bone broth from tonemade.