A new trend in broth brewing just might make your blood boil. (Or if you're on the lazy side, it might actually pique your interest.)
Sipping bone broth is a diet fad beloved by followers of the Paleo Diet. The protein-packed elixir is believed to bequeath one with shinier hair, improved digestion, and reduced joint pain and inflammation. Keurig cups, or simply K-cups, are those little, plastic pods you can put in a Keurig Machine to brew single servings of coffee. Now the two have merged to create bone broth K-cups.
LonoLife, a San Diego-based company, sells 10-cup packs of chicken bone or beef bone broth for $19.99. They also have a vegetarian variety for $14.99.
According to Time, ever since the product was spotted at the Winter Fancy Food show in San Francisco last weekend, their soup-erfluous existence has been bubbling all over the Internet.
Bone broth and soup K-cups both recently became things. Last fall, Keurig partnered with Campbell’s to make single-serving soup pods. In September 2014, nutrition expert Sally Fallon Morrell released a book on the benefits of bone broth called "Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy For The Modern World" and last November, chef Marco Canora opened Brodo in New York City, a takeout window that serves grass-fed bone broth in coffee cups.
Combining soup that’s supposed to be a nod to old-world values and health in plastic cup may seem counterintuitive, especially when K-cups have been proven to be detrimental to the environment. Until now, the plastic used in the pods to make them safe for brewing purposes has made K-cups difficult to recycle. However, LonoLife's cups claim to be 100 percent recyclable, making them different from the rest.
Even so, rather than brewing healthy soup in plastic, we have a much better way people can get their bone broth fix.
We don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s this thing called a pot. You can put bones in this apparatus, fill it up with water until the bones are submerged, then boil it until it’s completely broken down on this invention called a stove -- people have been using it since the 18th century.
Try it out. It’s like, a really artisanal and vintage way to make broth.
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