We’ll talk about the amount of collagen in Bone Broth. But first, discuss what collagen is and how it is produced.
The most abundant protein in our body is collagen. It is one of the most important elements for bones, muscles, ligaments, skin, and tendons. many other parts of our body include collagen such as teeth, cornea, and blood vessels.
Nutrients that Produce Collagen:
Glycine and Proline are two amino acids that make collagen in your body by combining themselves. making of collagen and combining of glycine and proline requires vitamin C.
Here are some nutrients that are capable of generating collagen in your body.
Copper is found in sesame seeds, cocoa powder, lentils, organ meats, and cashews.
Many food items contain proline in large amounts such as egg whites, dairy products, asparagus, wheat germ, cabbage, and mushrooms.
- Vitamin C:
Citrus fruits, strawberries, and bell peppers contain a large amount of vitamin C.
Pork skin, gelatin, and chicken skin contain a large amount of glycine.
How much Collagen in Bone Broth?
Connective tissues of the animal contain collagen. The skin of chicken and pork is made up of connective tissue.
Above is a picture of bone broth and stock. They are different in color taste and nutrients. Stock does not include other animal parts such as skin, connective tissues, etc.
Bone broth is made by boiling the animal bones and other parts such as beak and skin for a longer period on slow heat. It is a very good and huge natural source of collagen.
Bone broth is named depending on the type of bones. For instance, if beef bones are used, it is beef bone broth. If chicken bones are used, it is chicken bone broth. If only vegetables are used, it is called vegetable broth.
The amount of collagen in bone broth depends on various factors.
- Amount of bones and other animal parts used.
- Time of cooking.
- Heat on which bone broth is cooked.
- Type of bones(beef, pork, chicken, etc).
- Quantity of bone broth.
- Is bone broth concentrated or not?
Without knowing these factors it is very difficult to tell the exact amount of collagen in bone broth.