Are you a fan of hearty soups, savoury stews, or maybe you just love sipping something warm and comforting in the morning? If so, you've probably encountered both stock and bone broth in your culin...

Are you a fan of hearty soups, savoury stews, or maybe you just love sipping something warm and comforting in the morning? If so, you've probably encountered both stock and bone broth in your culinary adventures. While stock has been the generic go-to for quite a time there is a reason why people have been swapping their stock (cubes & liquid) for bone broth. So, let's dive in and explore why making the switch from stock to bone broth might be a tasty upgrade for your health.

Reason 1: Nutrient-Rich Goodness

One of the key differences between stock and bone broth lies in their nutrient content. Here’s a little fact you might be interested in (it certainly shocked us!)... Most chicken stock cubes don’t actually contain any chicken. Rather, they recreate its flavour with fillers, sugar, glucose, colours and preservatives. While so much information out there will tell you broth is made only from meat, make sure you are reading the labels as broth and bone broth are quite different. 

While some other stock is typically made by simmering bones with some vegetables and aromatics for a few hours, bone broth takes it a step further by simmering bones for an extended period, sometimes up to 24 hours or more. This prolonged cooking time allows the bones to release more nutrients like collagen, gelatin, amino acids, and minerals into the broth, making bone broth a nutritional powerhouse that can support joint health, gut health, and overall well-being. 

Our bone broth range follows a traditional recipe to ensure a nutrient-rich product. High quality bones are added to filtered water and apple cider vinegar (a technique to exact the maximum amount of nutrients) and then slow cooked for hours. Following this, the broth is strained to eliminate any impurities and excess fat is removed from the surface. To tailor the taste to various preferences, we incorporate premium, vegetables, herbs, and spices into the broth. For our bone broth powders, we employ a gentle refractance drying method to transform them into a convenient powdered form, ensuring that the nutritional integrity remains intact throughout the process. Interested to taste test the difference yourself? Try our best selling bone broth powders: Chicken Bone Broth Homestyle Original, Beef Bone Broth Hearty Original or Vegetable Broth Garden Veggie.

Reason 2: Gut-Friendly Goodness

Speaking of gut health, bone broth is often hailed as a gut-friendly elixir. The gelatin and collagen found in bone broth are thought to help soothe and heal the lining of the digestive tract, making it a soothing choice. Drinking a cup of bone broth in the morning before breakfast helps set your digestion up for the day.  


Reason 3: Joint Support

If you suffer from joint pain or stiffness, bone broth might be just what the doctor ordered. The amino acids in collagen and gelatin (found in bone broth) are essential building blocks for healthy joints, cartilage, and connective tissue. Sipping on bone broth is an easy way to help support your health goals for bone and joint support.  

Reason 4: Boosted Immunity

With its rich nutrient profile, bone broth is like a warm hug for your immune system. The amino acids and minerals found in bone broth can help support a robust immune response, keeping you healthy and resilient, especially during cold and flu season. So, swap out that canned soup for a nourishing bowl of bone broth next time you feel a sniffle coming on. Taste the range with our Best Selling Broth Bundle or browse our broth range for the perfect flavour match for you.

Reason 5: Versatility in the Kitchen

Last but not least, bone broth is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. While stock (cubes & liquid) is mainly used as a one-note, salty addition to soup, bone broth can not only be enjoyed on its own as a comforting beverage, but also for cooking liquid for grains like rice or quinoa, or incorporated into recipes for added flavour and nutrition. From savoury soups to hearty stews to flavorful risottos, the possibilities are endless with bone broth. Don’t believe us? Check out our recipe page for our delicious collection of broth recipes. Here are some of our customer favourite:  15 min Chickpea CurryHomestyle Chicken Bone Broth SoupClassic Beef Stew & Brothy Roast Potatoes

Recipe featured: Chicken Congee


Making the switch from stock to bone broth is not just about upgrading your culinary creations; it's also about nourishing your body from the inside out. With its nutrient-rich goodness, gut-friendly properties, joint-supporting benefits, immune-boosting power, and versatility in the kitchen, bone broth is a delicious and nutritious addition to any diet. So, why not give it a try and see what all the buzz is about? Your taste buds and your body will thank you for it!


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