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Is conventional chicken-bone-broth (without fat) bad?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 8:12 PM

I cooked an empire kosher chicken in my pressure cooker for 24 minutes with 3 cups of water.

I chilled the resulting liquid in the fridge overnight, took off the layer of fat, and here's what was left: (6 second video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeefU9f28Cs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

When I used my slow-cooker, I never got anywhere near that much gelatin.

In only 24 minutes, I don't know how much minerals were leached from the bones, but at least from a gelatin perspective, it seems good to me.

Do the health benefits out way any health-downsides?

Thanks, Mike

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on March 05, 2013
at 02:30 AM

Just don't confuse kosher chicken with better chicken. Kosher refers to the way the chicken was slaughtered and how it was cleaned and plucked after slaughter, it has nothing to do with how the animal was raised. Most kosher chickens are raised like any other conventional chicken, in close quartered battery cages, never seeing the outdoors. If you don't keep kosher, it's not worth the extra money (and there's always pinfeathers on a kosher bird--yuck!).

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on February 19, 2013
at 01:55 AM

Thanks so much for the compliment. I really feel like a broth making ninja in m pressure cooker! I'm using it like 4 times per week!!

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on February 05, 2013
at 08:24 AM

That was supposed to say blanched, not blacked!!!!

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on February 05, 2013
at 08:23 AM

Agree with that. Poultry broth tastes awesome. I tend to add either a few chickens feet (well scrubbed and blacked) or a pigs trotter to the chicken carcass bones for the extra gelatine, but still getting the poultry flavour. Delicious!

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on February 04, 2013
at 08:49 PM

My objective in my implementation of paleo is to reduce my omega 6 and reduce sugar. I've been doing pretty well on the sugar front. As to omega 6 fats, my thinking is that by skimming the fat off the cooled gelatinous broth, it should be good. Correct? (Or, am I missing something)?

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on February 04, 2013
at 08:42 PM

Chicken broth is good for you, especially if you got it to the gelatinous stage. If you are asking if using a kosher chicken vs an organic chicken or pasture chicken, then I would say to eat as clean of a food source as you can afford/available in your area. If you are asking if the method of cooking the chicken gave you nutrients, I would imagine that the pressure cooker did get nutrients out of the bones. You can look up mineral food content of pressure cooking online. Many believe it is a healthy way to cook.

http://www.hippressurecooking.com/2012/09/pressure-cooker-nutrients.html

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400980/Is-Pressure-Cooking-Healthy.html

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on February 04, 2013
at 08:49 PM

My objective in my implementation of paleo is to reduce my omega 6 and reduce sugar. I've been doing pretty well on the sugar front. As to omega 6 fats, my thinking is that by skimming the fat off the cooled gelatinous broth, it should be good. Correct? (Or, am I missing something)?

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on March 05, 2013
at 02:30 AM

Just don't confuse kosher chicken with better chicken. Kosher refers to the way the chicken was slaughtered and how it was cleaned and plucked after slaughter, it has nothing to do with how the animal was raised. Most kosher chickens are raised like any other conventional chicken, in close quartered battery cages, never seeing the outdoors. If you don't keep kosher, it's not worth the extra money (and there's always pinfeathers on a kosher bird--yuck!).

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:42 AM

I use conventional turkey wings fairly often. I also take off the fat. Although I have found a great and reasonable source of grass fed beef bones, poultry broth tastes the best.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on February 05, 2013
at 08:24 AM

That was supposed to say blanched, not blacked!!!!

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on February 05, 2013
at 08:23 AM

Agree with that. Poultry broth tastes awesome. I tend to add either a few chickens feet (well scrubbed and blacked) or a pigs trotter to the chicken carcass bones for the extra gelatine, but still getting the poultry flavour. Delicious!

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on February 19, 2013
at 01:26 AM

Awesome stock there! It's hard to get one that clear AND gelatinized from chicken bones normally. Great job. :) And yes, totally safe. Drink it plain, but I'd make an amazing soup out of something that good looking.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on February 19, 2013
at 01:55 AM

Thanks so much for the compliment. I really feel like a broth making ninja in m pressure cooker! I'm using it like 4 times per week!!

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on February 04, 2013
at 10:48 PM

its way better than Lipton chicken noodle ;)

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on February 04, 2013
at 10:28 PM

Yeah, I did 3 batches of beef broth in 3 hours in my pressure cooker. So glad I dug this thing out of the depths of my cupboards. Enough to last me a month (freezing 3/4 of it). Anyhow eat the broth! Nothing wrong with it at all. Yes you eliminated most the O6 by removing the fat if that is one of your concerns.

I'd put it this way.... your conventional home made chicken broth is still superior to store bought organic broth.

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