Traditionally, bone broths and gelatin were a significant part of diets in many different cultures around the world. You can find elements of this in Asian cooking, with stocks and broths from fish, and Korean bone soup. It is also used frequently in European cooking, especially in the creating of soups and stews.
Parts of animals that were previously being eaten regularly are now being discarded, such as the skin and bones. These parts can actually be very nutritious and doffer a wide range of health benefits. Bone broth and gelatin products contain high amounts of collagen. Collagen is filled with essential amino acids, such as glycine, that help your body run smoothly and support your liver.
Gelatin helps to support skin, hair and nail growth. It is also great for your joints and it is a great source of protein. There are a number of ways to incorporate this into your diet – including soups, stews, panna cotta and jellies.
Bone broth and gelatin have recently resurfaced as essential items in the pantry and fridge as more and more people come to realise the numerous benefits of reintroducing these foods into your diet. So why not try and swap out the stock for some broth or make some home made and healthy jellies for the kids?