Pork bones can be used to make healing bone broth, braised with onion and garlic in homemade green or red salsa, or can be used to flavor bean soup or for cooking beans just as they are! Noble family favorites in our home on the farm!
At Sage Mountain Farm, our Heritage pigs are raised in dirt (not concrete like you get in the stores). Only small farmers raise their Pigs on dirt and mud. Our pigs are never given antibiotics, hormones or other drugs that factory farms put into their feed. We raise Heritage pork because it is incredibly juicy and has a fantastic flavor. The flavor of our pork is unlike what you find in stores. Our pigs enjoy thousands and thousands of pounds of organically grown vegetables from our local small farm that won't sell at the farmers markets, they also get all of the crop loss's, plant material and fruit.
BONE BROTH BENEFITS
from Dr. Axe
Bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor and boost healing. Bone broth or stock was a way our ancestors made use of every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly can be boiled and then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine that have the power to transform your health.
Why is bone broth good for you? Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb:
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They contain chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. Also, research proves it can also boost the immune system and heal disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis. But it’s important to understand that most store-bought “stock and “broth” today aren’t “real.” Instead, companies use lab-produced meat flavors in bouillon cubes, soup and sauce mixes. Also, manufacturers began using monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is recognized as a meat flavor but in reality is a neurotoxin.
Bone broth stock is a great place to find all of the valuable amino acids, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals. In fact, there are dozens of different nutrients found within bone broth, many of which can’t be obtained easily from other commonly eaten foods. That’s partly why there are so many incredible bone broth benefits. By regularly drinking bone broth or using it in recipes, you can help promote healthy gut integrity while reducing permeability and inflammation. It is so healthy that bone broth for dogs can even be beneficial.
To make bone broth properly at home and get optimal bone broth benefits, you need to get pasture-raised bones from your local small farmer (here!), at a farmers market or from an online health food store. For a chicken bone broth, simply use the carcass and bones from your already cooked chicken to get chicken bone broth benefits.
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