store-bought bone stock options.
we’ve all heard the tremendous benefits of bone stock. traditional cultures have always eaten nose to tail, consuming all parts of the animal including skin, cartilage, tendons, and gelatinous cuts of meat. this provided a balance of nutrients and amino acids.
- our ancient ancestors always consumed animals nose to tail and made use of their bones.
- every culture with a documented ancestral history used bone stock as part of their nourishing, traditional cuisine.
- many cultures use bone stock for healing and medicinal purposes.
- bone stock is great for digestion. the high levels of glycine and glutamine help to heal the gut.
- bone stock is great for joints and mobility. bone stock is the dissolved bones, connective tissue, and joints of other animals. therefore, it provides all the necessary ingredients to make and repair our own joints and connective tissue.
- the collagen in bone stock is great for our skin, hair and nails.
- bone stock aids in detoxification. the glycine found in bone broth supports the liver in one of its primary duties, which is to collect and remove toxins from the body.
unfortunately, not all stocks are created equal.
- to ensure absolute quality and proper preparation, we can always make our own bone stock using a very simple recipe (downloadable PDF at the bottom of this post).
- I’m also a fan of supporting others’ strengths. we may not always have the time, or the bones, to make our own bone stock. so why not lean on others who can do the work for us?
- years ago, the only way to consume bone stock was to make it yourself. today? with all the awareness we have with ancestral health and real food, there are plenty of great options out there, available in most stores.
we’ve made calls on most store-bought bone stock options
we’ve settled on a few that are our favorite. keep in mind, many store-bought “stock” or “broth” options are not made the traditional way. they are typically water that has been flavored with animal concentrates, and sometmes worse, artificial ingredients and preservatives.
here are our top picks for store-bought bone stock options
these are in order of quality and recommendation. I personally use Bonafide and Kettle & Fire almost daily.
TOP PICK! best fresh from frozen is Bonafide Provisions Bone Broth. the founder of this company was a classmate of mine in Nutritional Therapy Practitioner school! in fact, I’m pretty sure I showed her and our entire class how to make bone stock and kombucha! her stock is sold in ALL Whole Foods and other health food stores. I love it because it’s made the right way, with organic bones, and it’s concentrated – it gelatinizes really well when cold. I keep this in my freezer always as my go-to for when I’m home.
TOP PICK! best shelf stable and portable, that you can carry with you anywhere, Kettle & Fire Bone Broth. made 100% organic chickens, or pasture-raised bones. Kettle & Fire bone broth doesn’t spoil, even at room temperature, and without preservatives or additives. their packaging is vacuum sealed and non toxic. you can read more about it here. visit this link and input code PCT20 for a big discount! I keep boxes of Kettle & Fire bone broth at home and in the office for emergencies. I also love to carry their boxes on hikes.
another great store-bought option is Pacific Organic Bone Broth. we called their main office. they make their chicken broth from whole chickens, using meat, skin, and bones. they use quality ingredients for flavor. go with the “Bone Broth” versus other products they offer.
Stock Options stocks. if it comes frozen, chances are it’s decent quality. not organic or pasture-raised, but it’s the real deal. always great in a pinch.