Homemade bone broth is one of the most health boosting foods you can make. Known for its healing values, it is full of gelatine which is made from dissolved collagen and other nutrients including: iron, calcium, vitamin D, vitamins C and B1.
It is also full of anti-inflammatory properties and it helps to support the immune system, improve joint health, and speed up your metabolism. Because of its exceptional benefits it is highly recommended for cancer patients. I love to sip my bone broth daily - I usually make a huge batch, pop it into the freezer and take it out when needed.
It is super important to use the best quality bones you can find for this recipe - simply put the animals’ bones must be healthy to give you maximum health benefits.
• 2 kg chicken bones, chopped into smaller pieces
• 1 onion
• 3 carrots, chopped
• 1 celery, chopped
• 3 garlic cloves
• 20 g ginger
• 10 g black peppercorns
• 1 tsp sea salt
• 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
• filtered water
• Prepare a large pot and place all the ingredients inside.
• Fill the pot with 4 litres of filtered water and leave it to rest for around 30 minutes.
• Bring the mixture to simmer, then reduce the heat to low.
• Cover and cook from 12 to 24 hours. The longer you cook your bone broth, the richer it is in collagen, mineral and flavours.
• If you do not feel comfortable leaving the broth over the heat for that long, you can place the whole pot (covered) in the fridge overnight and restart the cooking time in the morning.
• During the first cooking hours, the white foam may rise to the top - simply remove it with a spoon.
• When the bone is ready, strain it through a fine sieve and transfer it into large jars.
• You can store it in the fridge or freezer.