Bone broth is a healthy, nutritious broth made from cooking beef or chicken marrow bones and connective tissue in a long, slow process. This process extracts collagen and other beneficial nutrients, resulting in a nutrient-dense broth that provides many health benefits you can‘t get from eating meat alone.
The bone broth you are (or will soon be) drinking is the result of years of testing, tweaking and testing some more. My gracious family powered through trial after trial (and some error) to help me land on a bone broth that lives up to my standards for nutrition and their standards for taste. Making bone broth is hard. It takes research, time and commitment. Shortcuts produce sub-par bone broth. Here is what make Morning Glory Farms the best bone broth you can buy.
Depending on why you choose to enjoy bone broth, how you do so may differ.
SIP IT, LIKE A SOUP:
Alone, bone broth is typically enjoyed like a soup. Just heat and sip. Or slurp. Add seasoning to taste.
Tip: If heating bone broth without skimming the fat, remember that water and oils do not mix. The fat will form a natural barrier at the top of the liquid, which could seal in heat. Take care to mix well when testing for temperature and taste as the underlying liquid may be hotter than you might expect.
SIP IT, LIKE A TEA:
Believe it or not, bone broth can be enjoyed–and is delicious–sweetened. Heat, then stir in 1-2 Tbsp local honey or your favorite sweetener, to taste. Ask about our Bland Bone Broth, made with fewer seasonings for a milder flavor and greater flexibility!
COOKING WITH BONE BROTH
Bone broth can be substituted as a nutritionally dense alternative to any broth, such as chicken stock, vegetable stock or beef stock. The fat from the broth can also be used in most places where grease or oil is required, such as for frying, to make gravy or roux or to add flavor to your favorite recipes. Use bone broth to thin soups or stews, for added nutrition.
FOR JOINTS AND ARTHRITIS
Drink 8 to 12 oz. one to two times a day. Make bone broth the first thing that hits your stomach in the morning and the last thing you eat at night, to increase nutrient absorption. (2) Sip for muscle & joint recovery following your work out.
FOR OVERALL HEALTH
Add bone broth to your daily diet. Sip 8 oz. first thing in the morning, drink it as a soup for lunch or cook with it as you would any type of animal or vegetable stock.
FOR LEAKY GUT SYNDROME AND DIGESTIVE SUPPORT
Drink or sip 8 to 12 oz. of bone broth one to two times a day, up to 16 oz. twice daily. While this seems like a lot, the goal is to “seal then heal” the gut. Higher initial concentrations of collagen help to heal the gut. Once that happens, then the digestive system, and thus other parts of the body, can start the healing process. (3)
FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Replace morning and afternoon snacks with 8-12 oz. of bone broth. Add a tablespoon of local honey to satisfy a sweet tooth or season to taste for a salty fix. (4)
I cook my bone broth for 72 hours. Thoroughly cooking the bones is the only way to extract the maximum amount of collagen from them. Beware of any broth that contains a thickener, such as carrot puree. This is typically added to broth that has been cooked for a shorter amount of time to mimic the texture of “real” bone broth.
In my family, no matter how good something is for you...if it doesn’t taste good, we’re just not going to stick with it. I knew that if I was going to get my family to consume bone broth on a regular basis, it would have to taste great. Every ingredient in my broth is included because it enhances taste AND enhances nutritional value.
Morning Glory Farms Bone Broth is made fresh and promptly frozen simply because it’s better that way. In order to make bone broth shelf stable, a preservative is typically needed, which can affect the taste and texture of the broth. Those are not concessions I’m willing to make. Fresh bone broth retains its nutritional value and is easier for your body to break down than preserved food, which is designed to prevent break down.
I promise to be honest and transparent about what goes into Morning Glory Farms bone broth and beef products. I believe in God and I am strong in my faith. Whether or not that means anything to you, to me it means treating others with honesty, love and respect. And I believe that is something from which we can all benefit. When you buy Morning Glory Farms products, you are buying honest, wholesome, feel-good-about-it food.
Morning Glory Farms is 100% owned and operated by one girl. I am that farm girl. This business is a product of my determination to feed my family good food that makes us healthier. I am a registered nurse, certified lactation consultant, nutritionist, business owner, wife and mother of three. Morning Glory Farms is my fourth baby. Thank you for supporting a 100% family-owned, woman-run, Midwest American company.
In its frozen solid state, the broth will show some separation. Seasonings may settle on the bottom of the container. The fat, a natural component of all bone broth, will rise to the top.
Bone broth can be stored frozen for three months and up to seven days in the fridge. In its thawed form, or at room temperature, bone broth has a gelatinous consistency. This is normal and a telltale trait of a good bone broth.
The gel texture is a result of the collagen content in a high-quality bone broth. If the bone broth was previously frozen, upon thawing, there may remain a layer of fat on the top. To incorporate, simply heat and mix well. If you would like to remove the fat for later use or for preference, simply skim it off the top. In heated form, bone broth is very similar to a soup or stock. Heat and enjoy.