Bone broth’s mineral content

Bone broth
Bone broth is a great food. It adds flavor to grains, sauces, and soups. If you keep it on hand, you can have an instant meal by dropping a couple of eggs into a hot pot full of broth. I recommend bone broth highly in the book Rebuild from Depression.
What is the exact mineral content of bone broth? A reader asked and I looked it up dutifully and created the video below (or go to You Tube — bone broth). I describe my hopeless search in the USDA nutrient database, the mineral content of bouillon, and why it is surely packed with minerals.
Since making the video a day or two ago, I do recall looking up the mineral content of “bones” back when I was researching the book. I will have to see if I still have that information.
For more information on broth, read Mom’s advice on making bone broth. Make broth out of a carcass of a whole chicken. Ask a butchers if he or she has extra soup bones available. You can also add vegetable scraps to the broth or you can simply make vegetable broth. Broth is a frugal way to add flavor and nutrients to your food which is why this post is part of Pennywise Platter.

7 Responses to Bone broth’s mineral content
  1. I adore bone broths and have some brewing away on my stovetop right now. You are right too, they are very frugal.

  2. Bone broths are great. I tend to periodically make it then freeze it in useable portions. However I keep on forgetting to use it!
    I try to obtain free range animal bones, preferably organic. This is for two reasons:
    Firstly bones is often where nasty minerals are deposited along with good ones. Eg lead.
    Secondly the animal needs to have been feed for the minerals to be in the bones (bones have a large protein level). Because those doing free range or organic they tend to take better care of the animals. Therefore they are likely to get a good range of minerals, thus the the broth not only contains calcium and magnesium but also things like zinc.

  3. Catherinee

    Bone broths are great! I love eating them. I can tell that they are mineral rich because my fingernails get really hard, strong and thick. When I stop drinking/eating broth my nails start to get more flexible and thin. I was very surprised to notice this difference.

    • Amanda Rose


      That’s awesome. Thank you!

  4. Cass Cary

    This website is awesome. Dr. Rose, you are helping alot of people get better. Thank you!!!!

  5. K

    This video was a complete waste of time. Here’s the summary.

    Blah, blah, blah.
    “I have no idea what the mineral content of bone broth is.”

    Why didn’t she simply post that and save us the trouble of watching the video?

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