Homemade bone broth is so easy to make and a staple in the kitchen, you should be making it all of the time. Store-bought stocks aren’t really bone broth. They are loaded with sodium and rely on meat “flavors” rather than real bones. They also usually contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is a neurotoxin.
Bone broth is also a money saver as it is much cheaper to buy a whole chicken, cut it up yourself, and then use the bones and giblets to make your stock. Here is a video to show you how easy it is to cut up a chicken. Jacques Pepin can do it in under three minutes. With a little practice and a sharp knife, you can do it under five.
Homemade bone broth has also been found to have many health benefits. In a study by The University of Nebraska, chicken broth was found to prevent infection and to have anti-inflammatory properties. Stock has also been found to boost the immune system and may be beneficial in healing asthma, allergies, and arthritis.
The longer you cook it, the more nutrients you will pull out of the bones. Make up a big batch and then freeze it in mason jars. Short on space? You can concentrate the stock by boiling it down, then reconstitute it with water when you are ready to use it.