What is bone broth?
Bone Broth is water simmered with animal or fish bones, vegetables, aromatics, and sometimes meat. The bones are slow-simmered for up to 24 hrs to extract all the collagen, proteins, and amino acids into a nutrient-rich bone broth.
Bone Broth has been used as a homemade remedy across cultures for generations and is now making a resurgence due to its known health benefits.
What is the difference between bone broth and stock?
Stock is made by simmering animal bones, sometimes with some meat still attached, in water, sometimes with added vegetables and aromatics. It is cooked for a medium period of time—usually 4 to 6 hours—then strained. Some stocks are seasoned and some are not.
The main difference between stock and bone broth is that bone broth is cooked for a much longer period of time—between 12 and 24 hours—this ensures that as many nutrients as possible are released from the bones, namely collagen but also glucosamine, amino acids, electrolytes, calcium, and more. It is then strained and seasoned to be enjoyed on its own or used in cooking.
Why is bone broth good for me?
Due to the high levels of protein and collagen in bone broth, many leading nutritionists believe that regular consumption delivers multiple health benefits including:
Maintaining bone density
Alleviating joint pain
Aiding gut health
Reducing signs of aging
Find out more about the health benefits of bone broth here.
How do I use bone broth?
Bone broths can be used in cooking to add depth and flavour to soups, sauces, casseroles, stews, risottos and all your favourite recipes. Use just like a stock.
Or you can simply warm it up and enjoy as a nourishing hot drink.
Where do you source your bones from?
Bones for our beef bone broth are sourced from grass-fed cattle reared on carefully selected organic farms, mainly in Ireland.
Bones for our chicken bone broth are sourced from free range hens reared on carefully selected organic farms, mainly in Germany.
We ensure that all farms from where we source our bones take animal welfare very seriously and practice high levels of animal husbandry.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our bodies. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what gives our skin strength and elasticity and our joints and tendons suppleness. It’s the gel that keeps our body together.
Our body’s collagen production begins to slow down as we age. Other lifestyle factors like a high sugar diet, smoking, excessive exposure to the sun, can also contribute to declining collagen levels.
Thankfully, consuming our delicious bone broth as part of a healthy diet can help replenish the collagen our bodies need.
How long is Boosh bone broth cooked for?
We slow simmer our bones for over 16 hours to ensure we extract as many nutrients from the bones as possible. Our research has shown that boiling bones for much more than 16 hours produces no extra nutritional benefit.
Why is bone broth high in protein?
Bone broth is made from animal bones which contain high levels of collagen protein. By slow cooking the bones in water over many hours the collagen is absorbed from the bones into the broth making it very high in protein.
Do your bone broths contain vegetables?
Towards the end of the cooking process we add a variety of organic vegetables to each broth to enhance the flavour and nutritional profile. All broths are then strained before being packed to provide a clean, clear liquid for cooking and drinking.
Where do you deliver to?
We currently only deliver to Mainland UK addresses.
How will I receive my order?
All orders are sent by courier 48-hour service with free delivery. The delivery time schedule is typically 3 – 5 working days after your order has been dispatched. You will receive confirmation of your tracking number in your dispatch email.
Please note that all orders placed after 1pm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will not be dispatched until Monday.
When will my first box be sent?
We will send your first box as soon as possible, by courier 48-hour service. This should arrive within 3-5 working days of dispatch, and you will receive an email with your tracking number once it is on its way to you. Please note that all orders placed after 1pm on Friday, or on Saturday or Sunday will not be dispatched until Monday.
I have signed up to a rolling subscription. When will I be charged? Will I be notified?
After your initial payment you will be charged depending on the frequency of subscription. Eg, ongoing monthly payments will be taken a calendar month after the first payment. We will send you a reminder email a week before in case you need to make any changes.
Once payment has been successfully taken you will receive an email to let you know that your order has been processed and your next box is on its way to you. If payment has failed we will contact you to check you still want to proceed.
Can I cancel my subscription?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription plan. If you no longer want to continue your subscription, please reach out to our Customer Service team at email@example.com. Please try to give at least a weeks’ notice before your next delivery is scheduled so that we can update this for you.
My order has arrived! How should I store them?
As our bone broths are ambient, they can be stored wherever is convenient for you. They can be kept in a cool, dark place such as a kitchen cupboard or you can store them in the fridge.
How long is the data retention period?
We will store your data for the standard period of 2 years.
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