- What is the difference between stock and bone broth?
The terms “stock” and “broth” have become interchangeable. Traditionally, “stock” was something made from leftover bones and vegetables, simmered for many hours while “broth” was made from meat and vegetables, simmered for less time and would include additional seasonings. Recently Bone Broth and Bone Stock have become popular terms. Whatever you choose to call it, truly homemade broths and stocks made from a combination of high quality meats and bones are good for your health and digestion and provide depth of flavor to your own cooking.
- How do you make your bone broth?
For our chicken bone broth we use a combination of chicken backs and chicken feet, slowly simmered overnight with cider vinegar, root vegetables and aromatics. Our bison and beef bone broths are also simmered overnight and are made from a combination of marrow, meat and knuckle bones along with cider vinegar, root vegetables and aromatics. We use only meat and bones from local farms that raise their animals on pasture. No salt is added to any of our bone broths.
- From where do you source your meat and bones?
For our meat broths, we use pastured chicken parts, turkey parts and 100% grass-fed beef bones from Polyface Farms in Swoope, VA; Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, VA; and J & L Green Farm in Edinburg, VA. For our bison broth, we use grass-fed bison bones from Carolina Bison in Asheville NC.
- Does your bone broth contain gelatin?
Yes, it does, though the amount of gelatin may vary. We have found that the most gelatinous broth comes from the right combination of bones.
- Is your broth gluten free?
Yes, our broths are gluten free, and they are made in a gluten-free kitchen.
- Is your broth salt free?
We add no salt to any of our bone broths. Since all vegetables have some natural sodium, our broths are not salt free. However, they are very low in sodium.
- How do I thaw the broth?
Our broth can be thawed by placing it in the refrigerator for several days before use. For a quick defrost, place the container under warm running water for several minutes to loosen contents. Then place broth in a pot and heat until liquid.
- How long will the broth last?
Our broth lasts for up to six months in the freezer. Once defrosted in the refrigerator, it is best to use the broth within 6 days. You can always refreeze it within the 6 day period.
- How do I use the broth?
Bone broth is a nourishing, comforting and easy to digest drink that promotes gut health and can be used for liquid diets or intermittent fasting. Try adding aromatics like ginger, lemon grass or herbs for additional flavor. Great broth (or stock) is also the secret ingredient of chefs, adding depth of flavor to many dishes. Try using it as a base for your own soup, stews or gravies, or use in place of water when cooking grains like rice or quinoa.
- What kind of plastic containers do you use?
We use a BPA-free, polyethylene injection-molded American-made plastic container for our broths. We wish there was a cost-effective and food-safe alternative to plastic, but we have not found one yet.
- Can I recycle the plastic containers?
Not all municipalities recycle this type of plastic, so please check your community’s recycling program. MOMs Organic Market recycles just about anything, including plastic containers.