Meat Broth and Bone Broth

What is Broth?

GAPS Broth

Broth is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling the bones or meat of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs, and spices. It is also a powerful health tonic that you can easily add to your family’s diet. It is an excellent source of minerals and is known to boost the immune system and improve digestion.

It can be made from the bones or meat of beef, bison, lamb, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and generally spices are often added too

The difference between meat stock and bone broth:

1. Bone broth is made mainly from bones- there is little to no meat found on the bones, and the minerals and gelatine are drawn out straight from the bone, lamb and beef joints.

2. Meat stock is made from bones that are still covered with meat- such as chicken feet, backs, necks, or others.

3. Meat stock will be more flavorful than bone broth, but the nutrient quality of bone broth will be higher.

4. For those drinking broth for digestive healing, it is recommended that you consume both, starting with meat broth

What kind of Broth?

In selecting the bones for broth, look for high-quality bones from grass fed cattle or bison, pastured poultry, or wild caught fish. Since you’ll be extracting the minerals and drinking them in concentrated form, you will want to make sure that the animal was as healthy as possible.

Where to find good bones for stock:

• Save leftovers from when you roast a chicken, duck, turkey, or poultry.

• From a local butcher.

• From local farmers who raise grass-fed animals.