Costco Chicken Broth

Answered on September 03, 2013
Created September 03, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Would the organic chicken stocks on sale in costco be good to substitute in for homemade bone broth? I cannot make bone broth at home for the time being.

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on September 03, 2013
at 12:06 PM

It's not actually bone broth, rather it's something that has a lot of flavor, and I'm worried about what's hiding under the "natural flavor" item, could it be MSG?

My best advice, roast a whole chicken, strip the carcass of meat, dump the bones into a crock pot with a tablespoon or two of seasalt, and a tablespoon of vinegar, fill to the line with water, set on high for 24h and you'll have bone broth. You can do the same with beef or bison bones.



on September 03, 2013
at 06:41 AM

You can buy a can of gelatin made from pastured beef and add it to the broth (or other liquids) to get some of the effects you won't get from canned broth.


on September 03, 2013
at 03:21 AM

Unclear. Bone broth's benefits are mostly due to micro-nutrients originating from marrow. The amount of explicit marrow in standard stock cubes can be negligible; a by-product of the general mincer.

Most commercial stock is for flavouring soups and includes a range of glutinous substances to ease cooking and preserve the stock. Stock cubes of this sort would be an insufficient substitute. And yet products explicitly stated as stock instead of broth, should have sufficient marrow if unadulterated with starch.

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