Bone broths are an incredibly convenient way to get a big boost of liquid protein, fats, vitamins and minerals, all while soothing and healing your digestive system.
Unfortunately broth (often labeled as “stock”) from the grocery store is prepared using harsh, high temperatures and accelerated cooking techniques, resulting in a watery, non-nutrient-dense, non-gelatin-rich broth. Once you add in unnatural additives like MSG and other flavors, it just turns into an unhealthy, chemical soup.
But I get it. Making your own bone broth can be bit a of a chore.
So why not order online? The primary problem with ordering bone broth online from a place like, say, Amazon, is that you run into all the BPA-packaging, MSG, non-organic, fast cook time issues, etc. that you get from grocery store bone broth. Some sources, such as The Brothery, will ship really good, organic bone broth to you in frozen form, but that can be a bit iffy if you happen to be traveling when your bone broth arrives and it sits in the sun for a couple days, if you want to consume your bone broth as soon as it arrives, or if you don't want to store your bone broth in the freezer.
The solution I've found is Kettle & Fire. Every batch of Kettle & Fire's beef bone broth (more on their chicken bone broth later) is made with bones from 100% grass fed, pasture-grazed cattle that are antibiotic and hormone free. They also use all organic vegetables, sea salt and herbs.
But as you now know, this isn't super unique. You can do this yourself or you can order organic bone broths from other sources too.
However, the unique part about this stuff from Kettle & Fire is the packaging. They use a new, modern packaging technology called “hot fill asceptic packaging”. This packaging process uses $6 million worth of modern packaging equipment. This makes the broth shelf-stable, but also allows complete retention of all the nutrition of frozen broth without requiring the broth be frozen or refrigerated. This packaging process also does not add any preservatives, extra sodium or chemicals to the broth to make it shelf stable, and you can tell by looking at the ingredients label that there are no preservatives, just:
“filtered water, grass-fed beef bones from organically raised cows, organic onions, organic carrots, organic celery, organic parsley, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, black peppercorn, bay, thyme and rosemary”.
Once packaged in BPA-free pouches, this broth is then frozen to preserve maximum nutrition and freshness. Kettle & Fire makes their broth the traditional way – slow simmered over low heat for 24+ hours – to give the bone marrow, collagen and amino acids time to soak into the broth. To top things off, their bone broth is fresh and never frozen.
This stuff is made using bones from animals that were humanely raised on open pastures with clean diets free of antibiotics, hormones and grains. Kettle & Fire only uses organic vegetables and herbs and their water is filtered, ensuring the final product is as pure, flavorful, packed full of vitamins, minerals and gelatin, and free of gluten, dairy, soy, salt, preservatives, MSG, added flavorings and added colorings. All of the products are also made in a kitchen free of gluten, dairy and soy.
So not only is Kettle & Fire's broth incredibly good for you, it's incredibly tasty and incredibly portable. They worked with a team of classically trained chefs to make sure their bone broth is extremely flavorful and full of nutrients and healthy amino acids. It doesn't get much better than that, and now, with their unique, BPA-free packaging that doesn't need freezing or refrigeration, you can have your bone broth anytime, anyplace – on a bike ride, on an airplane, during a road trip, while camping, you name it.
By simmering bones slowly for 24-48 hours until every last nutrient has been extracted, the bone broths from Kettle & Fire never reach a boil, so you don't get any degrading of nutrients or damaging to fats or proteins. The broth is then skimmed meticulously, which ensures the purest, most flavorful and nutrient rich bone broth possible.
The unique packaging is recyclable and made mainly of wood fiber – a natural and renewable raw material. The FSC™ label on the packaging is a guarantee that it is sourced from responsible forest management and other controlled sources, and it is supported by global environmental organizations like WWF and Greenpeace.
Other bone broth companies packaging isn't green and ship their products in styrofoam containers which are super harmful to the environment. But the Kettle & Fire packaging is…
The good folks at Kettle & Fire even worked with a team of classically trained chefs to make sure their bone broth is extremely tasty and full of nutrients and healthy amino acids. It doesn't get much better than that, and now, with their unique, BPA-free packaging that doesn't need freezing or refrigeration, you can have your bone broth anytime, anyplace!
Finally, after (literally) a year of formula development, hours of work finding organic chicken sources, and hundreds of samples, they have, in addition to their organic beef bone broth, now added a chicken bone broth that meets all the most important bone broth criteria, which means it is:
Yep, this means the new Kettle & Fire chicken bone broth packs in just as much protein as the beef bone broth, and just like the beef bone broth, it's completely shelf-stable, so you can simply store it in your pantry and free up valuable fridge and freezer space!
Whether you're making risotto, preparing a smoothie or shake, want a low-calorie, gut-nourishing beverage to drink during the day, need a post-workout boost, want to strengthen your immune system in the face of a cold or flu, or take advantage of any of the other properties of the best tasting liquid superfood on the face of the planet, Kettle & Fire bone broth is my top recommendation!