Bone broth is not only nutrient dense, but it is also full of what our body craves: collagen, gelatin, bio-available minerals and amino acids. These and other ingredients—such as ginger, turmeric, curcumin, and chlorophyll—fuel our immune system.
Bone broth also contains the building blocks of muscle—calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and glucosamine—and combats inflammation in our bodies because of the anti-inflammatory amino acids it contains, making bone broth a terrific beverage that not only fights off wintertime colds and flu viruses but also helps us achieve optimal health all year round.
Much like mom used to make chicken noodle soup when we were younger and under the weather, bone broth offers the same comfort in every sip regardless of if we’re under the weather or not. Bone Broth is also great for people who follow specific dietary plans, like AIP, paleo, ketogenic, and GAPS.
Sourcing our Broth Bones: Organic Matters
We are super picky about the bones we use in our broth, so you don't have to be. We're grateful for incredible purveyors like Boulder Lamb in Longmont, CO, Locavore Delivery, Sangres Best in West Cliff Colorado, and Mary's Organic Chicken for offering nonGMO high-quality and ethically-treated animal bones, the star ingredient that makes our broth stand out from the rest.
Cooking Our Broth
Executive chef and owner Christine Ruch, along with her culintary team, spends five days making Fresh Thymes’ beef bone broth and two days making our chicken broth. A lot of heart and healing-love goes into the bone broth you’ll find at Fresh Thymes.
Cooking with Our Broth
Beyond drinking hot broth with every meal, you can also cook with bone broth. It offers a nutrient-rich base to soups and stews and a better, healthier liquid alternative than typical stock found on grocery store shelves. In place of water, use our bone broth to make quinoa, rice, other ancient grains, stovetop or crockpot meals, casseroles, or any other dish that calls for liquid. This includes our favorites like chicken pot pie, Shepherd's Pie and curry saag. You can also cook veggies like cabbage, green beans and peas in broth (instead of water), so they'll soak up the good-for-you broth, helping you get a double-whammy of nutrients on your family's table.
Storing, Freezing & Reheating Our Broth
Every quart of broth should be refrigerated in an airtight container like a mason jar and consumed within 7 days.
Unless you start adding broth to pretty much everything you eat (well, maybe not oatmeal or dessert!), you're going to want to freeze your broth. Broth is safe is the freezer for up to 3 months, when you store it in glass jars, BPA-free bags, or BPA-free plastic or glass containers. Do not store frozen in ice cube trays, unless those trays are sealed. There really is an artform to freezing broth in glass containers. It's best to place glass containers on a rack so there is no chance of condensation forming underneath the glass containers or between them, which could freeze the jar to the surface and cause breakage.
To reheat frozen broth, create a water bath in a saucepan and set the frozen glass container inside the saucepan. Set heat to medium so the frozen broth will slowly thaw to room temperature. This should take approximately 10 minutes, depending on the size of your saucepan and the amount of water used. This is the safest, quickest way to thaw frozen broth. Otherwise, remove the container from your freezer and let thaw slowly in the refrigerator the day before you plan to use it. Once broth is thawed, you can then cook with it or store in the fridge.
Health Benefits of Bone Broth