Do you still spend 12-18 hours cooking bone broth in a slow cooker? Do you know this kind of cooking not only destroys nutrients in food but also leaches toxins into it? Here’s a healthier way to make your next batch of delicious and nutritious bone broth right on stove top, in less than 2-3 hours, 10-15 mins hands on time!
Ditch the Conventional:
First of all, you need to ditch your traditional slow cooker – it might sound a bit drastic but will pay in the long run for your good health. The traditional slow cooking is convenient, we agree – less babysitting and you can have your food ready when you come back home at day’s end. But it comes at a huge price:
The metal/ceramic pots in traditional slow cookers leach toxins that will contaminate your bone broth and cause health problems in the long run. Also, long hours of slow cooking with harsh near infrared heat destroys most of the delicate nutrients like complex carbs, flavonoids etc. As a result, your food not only loses its natural taste and color but also essential nutrients. Scientific research done on amino acid lysine in peanuts (link to page on research, if not, site) endorsed this fact that long hours of cooking even at 220°F destroyed the nutrient.
Switch to Pure Clay:
By ditching the traditional slow cooker and switching to pure clay pot for slow cooking, your bone broth turns out moist, tender and well-cooked in a matter of hours (not the whole day). It will not only taste delicious but also be rich in nutrients. Let’s find out how pure clay does that:
Pure clay is an all-natural material that is 100% non-toxic and inert as no glazes or enamels are used, it doesn’t leach while cooking. The heat from the walls of a pure clay pot is near infrared – a gentle food-friendly heat that cooks by preserving nutrients. Also, the steam locking feature of pure clay pot and lid makes sure, the water–soluble nutrients stay within the food even when the lid is not a proper fit.
With these features of pure clay pot, your bone broth cooks thoroughly and turns out soft, tender and delicious in just 3 hours (if beef bone) or 1.5 hours (if chicken) at medium heat. You can know when the broth is done when the bones are thoroughly cooked and will be of a softer chew-able consistency (if chicken bones). The soup will be savory and any meat will be falling off the bones. Beef bones may not be chew-able like chicken but they would look a shade or two darker than how they started, and the broth savory. When it starts cooling down, the broth will be thick and gelatinous.
You can cook better tasting and healthier bone broth in pure clay while saving both nutrients and time and this is why pure clay pots are considered the best slow cooker by healthy cooks, among its many other uses. Interested in trying out this delicious and nutritious bone broth? Head over to MEC Store and order a pure clay pot now!