Bone Broth Basics

The perfect Autumn pick me up.

Nothing says Autumn like putting your slow cooker in pride of place in the kitchen. 

More and more people are talking about bone broth, which got us thinking – is something we should be cooking up at home? 

According to Nutritionalist Therapist Zannie Krogh, who works with Ellie Brown Wellness at The Market Studios in Greenwich, the answer is a resounding: ‘yes’. We can all benefit from these delicious broths.

The broths are made in a slow cooker for up to 24 hours allowing all the healthy nutrients to be released from the bone.

Zannie says: “Bone broths are especially good for people who suffer from digestive problems like irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or have a leaky gut. They’re packed with goodness including calcium, magnesium, amino acids and glucosamine – so it’s good for everyone. You have to use good quality bones like grass fed beef, which you’ll find at Drings on Royal Hill in Greenwich.

“The nutrients are easily available to the body because of the slow cooking process.”

Different bones have different cook times, and to change the flavour and add more nutrients into the mix Zannie recommends throwing in some turmeric and ginger, which are anti inflammatory, and onion for the sulphur and detoxifying properties. Add them towards the end of the cooking process. 

We’ve noticed lots of customers who are into their fitness and running using the broths to maintain their immune system and keep their joints healthy. 

Zannie says: “Cook up a batch and freeze it in ice cube trays. A shot a day is a good quantity of bone broth to have. Or use it as a delicious base for soups.”

For more information about nutrition book to see Zannie: nutrition@zanniekrogh.co.uk

Dring’s Butchers, Royal Hill, Greenwich – http://www.drings.co.uk/