For the first time in awhile, America’s hottest superfood isn’t green. In fact, it isn’t even a vegetable. Simple and affordable, bone broth is an ancient food making a new mark on our culture.
Often confused as “stock,” bone broth differs from stock by the duration of cooking time and the lack of need for any meat (stock generally contains meat and vegetable aromatics). Stock you buy in a box is a liquid; bone broth is cooked for long enough to allow the gelatin and collagen to be released from bones and will gel into a solid when cold. Bone broth critics proclaim, “It’s just soup! It’s just stock!” without realizing that the duration of time the bones are cooked makes a vast difference in nutritive properties.