What’s the difference between broth vs soup? And why do I keep circling back to all things bone broth?

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  3. A Gutsy Girl’s Bible
  4. How to Get Your Baby to Drink Bone Broth
  5. Cooking for Geeks
  6. 10 Gut Healing Boosts for Bone Broth

Good broth will resurrect the dead.

South American Proverb

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  3. Broth vs Soup vs Stock
  4. Benefits of broth
  5. The only packaged bone broth I recommend
  6. Why I recommend Kettle & Fire (my top 2 reasons)

Broth vs Soup {Episode 63, AGG Bites #13}

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Broth vs Soup vs Stock

So then how does SOUP differ from stocks and broths?

The main difference is in the ingredients used: meats, animal bones, and/or other ingredients.

In most cases, stock is made from collagen-rich bones while broth is made from actual animal meat. Most of the time stock is unseasoned so that it can be used in various dishes. It is often a thick liquid that is better suited for soup consistency due to the parts of the animal that is used. It creates a thicker soup, so it is often found as a soup base in recipes.

On the other hand, broths are usually a thin liquid as they lack the gelatin proteins that comes from cooking bones and connective tissue. They are usually seasoned and are slightly less flexible in recipes.

Both are cooked with aromatic vegetables that bump up the flavor as well as the nutrient content. This creates a rich flavor that lends itself to delicious soup.

The major difference really only comes down to the texture and seasonings.

Soup is the final product that is often created from either one of these, depending on desired texture.

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Types of Broths and Stocks

There are many types of both broths and stocks, both which have a variety of different uses.

One form of stock are bouillon cubes, which are basically concentrated versions of the ingredients found in broths. They can be stored for a long time and contain solid ingredients that simply need to be added to hot water.

Another form are bases, which are basically gelatinous forms of broth that also need to be added to hot water.

Then we have our regular meat stocks and broths.

Chicken broth and stock are made with chicken bones and other additional ingredients. They are often used as the base for chicken noodle soup. The meat bones provide both collagen and other amino acids. Beef stock and broth are made from beef bones, fat, and seasoning. They contain nutrients from bone marrow, such as vitamin B.

Another type are vegetable stocks, which are made from vegetable scraps and seasonings. They are used for any vegetable soup, such as tomato or squash soup.

One of my favorite broths that I often rave about is bone broth. This is made from simmering animal bones, often beef and chicken.

I have an article on how to make your own homemade bone broth HERE, where I show how you can use beef bones or chicken bones to make bone broths. This creates a flavorful liquid that can be drank alone or added to other recipes.

Sources: HERE, HERE, and HERE

But mostly the reason most of you care about bone broth is because of its implications for gut health.

Dr. Jill states,

Bone broth (or stock) is fabulous for healing intestinal permeability. It contains collagen, which nourishes the intestinal lining and reduces inflammation. Plus, it’s easy for a damaged gut to digest and reap the benefits of its protein and minerals.

Best Broth, Shorter Time

There are two main secrets to ensuring you reap the health benefits of broth:

  1. Bone quality
  2. Actually consuming it

And this is when I think going the packaged route can be the optimal choice.

What is Broth? Reasons to Consume Broth for Gut Health? Why do I choose Kettle & Fire?

I made this video to accompany the podcast episode and this entire article because broth is that important.

I have a very important question for you at the end of the video, so after you watch it, let me know!

Do I still think you should perfect the art of making your own broth? Absolutely, 1000%. 

BUT, I’m practical and I know that no one has time to sit around making broth 24/7.

And this is why, I always have a few boxes of broth from Kettle & Fire on hand.

Because I trust them and they are the best.

Here’s why.

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The number 1 reason is BONE QUALITY.

If I had to give one reason as the main reason for why I think many (if not most) people should buy from Kettle & Fire vs. making their own is due to bone quality.

Kettle & Fire uses pasture-raised marrow bones that are 100% grass-fed.

They don’t use carcass (i.e. “leftover”) bones; they use the best bones.

The bones create the collagen, which creates the gut-healing properties and a richer flavor. This is why I use bones from whole, organic chicken or I buy the best organic bones from a local farmer.

The next reason is flavor variety.

I have standard recipes that are so good. But I certainly don’t have the time to be a bone broth chef. You know what I mean?

Well, Kettle & Fire does because that’s all they do. And they do it so well.

Some of my favorites include: Mushroom Chicken Bone Broth, Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth and Butternut Squash Bone Broth.

And finally, guaranteed protein.

I am predicting that as a collective wellness family, we will be talking much more about protein in 2023.

I have no idea how much protein is in most of the broths I make.

According to the beef and chicken broth recipes from The Leaky Gut Meal Plan there are 6g and 4g (respectively) of protein per serving in each. That’s good.

But the Classic Beef Bone Broth from Kettle & Fire contains a whopping 10g of protein per serving. 

Kettle & Fire

I have worked with Kettle & Fire for a very long time.

And because of it, you can use code AGUTSYGIRL at checkout to save 20% if and when you’re needing the best packaged bone broth.

Because I’m an OG broth-er, I’m constantly being reached out to by bone broth companies. I have only chosen to ever partner with Kettle & Fire and that means a lot to me!

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If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy:

  1. Best Packaged Bone Broth
  2. How to Slow Cook a Chicken and Subsequently Make Bone Broth
  3. Stock vs Broth

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