Betsy’s Beef Bone Broth.
Beef Bone Broth is great for:
• Arthritis & Stiff Joints
• Gut Health & Allergies
• Immune System Support
• Sick, Elderly, Recovering Dogs
• Preventing Joint & Cartilage Damage
We also think it’s great for whelping / nursing mums who may need a little extra pick me up!
Beef Bones (removed post-cooking)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Crude Protein 5.5%
Crude Fibre 0.1%
Crude Ash <0.2%
How it’s made:
We choose bone with connective tissue and knuckle as well as weight bearing bone to balance out the proteins and minerals within the broth; getting this balance is important in every single batch we produce. Another ingredient we use is acidic acid, which is used to leach the proteins and minerals from the bone and to bind it all together as a liquid. When we say acidic acid what we really mean is vinegar, (organic apple cider vinegar to be precise) and the reason we use this is because it’s a natural product and not as harsh or bitter as the vinegar used when cooking or as a dressing.
The next additive to the broth is simply water however not just any water; water from Loch Katrine which is located slightly above the famous loch Lomond in Scotland.
The cooking process then begins, which can last between 36 to 48 hours depending on the initial bone materials, some bone materials like weight bearing beef bone can be heavy and dense and not so easy to break down in the cooking process and can therefore take a longer period of time in the process. Cooking temperatures are adjusted every couple of hours (even during the night) to produce a rolling boil and a glimmer of simmer at set periods of time to move the bone in short bursts of heat and movement enabling the release of those valuable proteins and minerals.
After the cooking process the broth is then allowed to cool down naturally to remove any heavy fats from the top and then the liquid gold is strained down to 400 microns to remove any pinhead size bone partials, samples are then taken and sent to the lab for analysis.
Can I re-freeze my broth?
Yes we recommend refreezing.
There are several reasons why you might want to refreeze your bone broth and one of them is that your broth will last you longer.
The recommended refrigerated shelf life is 14 days or 6 months frozen and that’s largely based on the average dog and the average cat and the average level of health; however as dog owners ourselves we know there are big dogs, small dogs, big cats and so on and to use bone broth within 14 days when there’s no need would be wasteful.
Always defrost refrigerated, divide and refreeze immediately for future use.