Also, smaller “soup bones” contain collagen, a protein found in connective tissue, which is abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The breakdown of collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin. The gelatin in bone broth can help heal a leaky gut, which may be of specific benefit those with inflammatory or autoimmune disorders. These compounds also reduce joint pain, reduce inflammation, prevent bone loss, and build healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Basic Marrow Broth Recipe
Place all ingredients in a large slow cooker set on high. Bring to a boil, then reduce the setting to low for 12-24 hours.
Larger bones should cook longer than small bones. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes!
Skim the fat several times during cooking. Strain the stock through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl, and discard the waste.