– What is bone broth?
Bone broth is a silky, salubrious brew that offers the body a bounty of benefits. The difference between bone broth and regular broth is a longer cooking time, which allows the collagen and minerals in the bones and tissues to dissolve into the stock.
Calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus from the bones support a healthy immune system and increase bone strength. Gelatin enhances your gut health, while glycine fends off fatigue. Not only does the collagen support and strengthen your joints, it also boosts the skin’s elasticity and helps diminish fine lines.
Bone broth is also soul-warming and delicious! It can be sipped from a cup or bowl — or it can form the base for a delicious soup or stew. Try substituting bone broth for water the next time you simmer a pot of your favorite grains. You can also freeze bone broth for up to a year.
– Why should I drink bone broth?
Bone broth is an easy delicious way to add a whole food supplement your diet.
– Why should I drink your bone broth?
Besides the deliciousness, in comparison to other broths on the market, our broth has a very high concentration of all the beneficial nutrients contained in bone broth. We use 1 lb of ingredients per 16 oz of broth.
– How is the best way to consume it?
Our favorite way is on an empty stomach as a sipping broth in between meals to keep your blood sugar levels stable and your energy high. For those who like to fast in the morning but also work out it’s a great late breakfast to hold you over until lunch. It consists of easily absorbable high amounts of protein that get delivered efficiently into your system to make you feel great. Add a dash of chili pepper water and pink salt for a full flavor effect
– HOW ELSE CAN I USE IT?
There are all kinds of great recipes out there. You can make a soup out of it, or cook your rice and grains with it. You can even freeze it in ice cube trays and toss a cube in a smoothie
– WAIT BACK UP, ADD TO SMOOTHIES? LIKE FRUIT SMOOTHIES?
Ha, yes smoothies! It actually does not compromise the flavor of your smoothie but it adds tons of beneficial nutrients, like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous. Not to mention the load of collagen and glucosamine that can help keep cartilage healthy and joint pain at bay.
– Can you compare your bone broth to other bone broths in the market?
Our bone broth has the highest concentration of bones that we know of. Our chef, Adam, has been perfecting this recipe for years. We think it is the best quality and tastiest broth out there.
– What is the price difference between your broth and other broth?
Our broth is priced comparably to to other high quality broths on the market. We believe it to be a good value with no compromises.
– How do you make your broth?
Our beef bone broth is slowly simmered for 48 hours using the highest quality organic ingredients. Chicken bone broth takes about half as much time to make because the bones are not as dense.
– WHY DON’T YOU HAVE CHICKEN BROTH AVAILABLE EVERYDAY?
The chicken bones that are good enough for our broth are in limited supply. Because of our commitment to source only organic and local we can only offer what is available to us.
– WHO MAKES THE BROTH?
Chef Adam Watten has been making broth for 18+ years.
– WHO OWNS BONE TO BE WILD?
Kristal Muhich started this company in 2018. She wants to start business’s that leave little trace on the planet while growing small local farms. Her favorite past time is learning how to manufacture products. Most of all, she loves providing her family and community with healing foods.
– WHERE WAS THIS BUSINESS CREATED?
We started in Kapaa Town, on the small island of Kauai.
– WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED ON KAUAI?
Our kitchen is at 4-947 Kuhio Hwy in Kapaa Town. We have the broth bar window open Tuesday thru Friday from 11am until 5pm, serving hot chilled and frozen broth in all sizes. You can even bring your own container to fill! We also sell frozen pints and quarts at bulk discount prices so you can stock up! You can pick up hot broth at any Kauai Juice Co. Monday thru Friday, and a few farmers markets. You can hit our shop button up top to find out where you can schedule a pick up. Check out our Instagram to see where we are today!
– Are you Available on any other islands?
We can ship inter-island from our Kauai kitchen now, so if you love our broth but live on Oahu, Maui, or Big Island, you can order from our website as a single order or a subscription. The broth will ship frozen, overnight. We will also be attending events and demo-ing our broth at running events, paddling events, athletic clubs, yoga studios etc throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Check out our Instagram to find out where we will be.
– Where are the places on Kauai I can get the broth in person?
Currently our Medicinal Hawaiian Beef bone broth is available served hot Weekdays at the three Kauai Juice Co. locations. On Wednesdays, instead of beef, our Beauty Chicken bone broth is available served hot at all three KJC locations. Our bone broths are also available frozen in pints and quarts at the Saturday farmers markets at KCC in Puhi and A’naina Hou in Kilauea.
– How do you ship the broth?
Broth can be purchased through our website and shipped anywhere in the state of Hawaii. Shipping costs go down based on the size of the order. We overnight deliver via fed ex on Mondays and Wednesdays. So someone must be available to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Because of this, some of our customers prefer to ship to their office, but remember, you will want to stick it in the fridge right away.
– Can you ship to the mainland?
Our goal is to serve out local Hawaiian community at this time. So we are focusing on that. Maybe in the future we can expand for for now we are keeping it a local hidden gem.
– Why do you sell your broth frozen?
Our broth contains no preservatives. Freezing is the most natural way to preserve it and keep the nutrients in tact without comprising quality.
– I just got my broth in the maiL.. . Now what do I do?
Defrost however much you intend to use within the next 7 days in the refrigerator. When ready to consume, heat on a stove top for pure drinking broth or add cold to your favorite recipe to boost nutrition.
– Why is the broth sometimes more solid and scoop-able and sometimes it’s more liquid?
There can be a variance in the collagen consistency due to the fact that our bones are sourced 100% locally and no two animals are exactly alike. We pride ourselves on never adding any water to dilute our final product.
– What do I do with broth that has already been reheated once or twice?
If you heat the broth multiple times, the flavor and consistency will change. Always try to heat just the amount of broth that you intend to use and then chill quickly if you do have some leftover.
– Once I purchase my frozen broth how is the best way to thaw it?
Place your frozen broth in the refrigerator to thaw. Depending on your refrigerated it will be thawed in 24 hours. If you need to thaw quicker leave on the counter for 2-3 hours.
– What is the shelf life of the broth?
After defrosting our broth is good for up to seven days when properly refrigerated.
– Why can’t I find bone to be wild broth in the grocery store?
We are still a small business and only able to make our broth in very small batches at this time.
– Why is your company named Bone to be Wild?
There are hundreds of answers to this question. We like to make people smile and we think BONE TO BE WILD is a name that accomplishes that. Wild things tend to be happy, free and fit. The animals from which we source our broth and our customers who consume it are all cage-free, and our herbs are all sourced organically on the island of Kauai.
– Why does your broth look different compared to others?
Our chef spent years before we even opened perfecting his recipe. The clarity that you see thru our broth is unmatched with almost all broths we have seen on the market. (honestly, at this point we could say it is unmatched with 100% of the broth we have seen on the market)
– Why is your logo a cow skull with a haku lei on it?
The skull and haku are intended to show honor for the food source. In Hawaii, you give someone a haku to show that they are special and appreciated. Bone to be Wild respects and honors the animals that make our broth that nourishes us, and our symbol represents that.
– Do you use organic ingredients?
Yes yes yes. Can we get a Hell Yes?! All of our beef is sourced on the Eastside of Kauai from Wailua Meat Co. It is grass fed and grass finished with no hormones, antibiotics or other weird stuff. Our chicken broth is sourced from the only certified organic farm in all the islands, Puna Chicks. All herbs are locally and organically grown by farmers who we love and respect.
– Are you USDA certified?
Right now, we only sell direct to consumer so we are not subject to USDA inspections. Wailua Meat Company, where we source our bones is monitored regularly by the USDA. We are growing the business and someday wish to be available in retail outlets like grocery stores as well as direct to consumer so we are growing with USDA inspections in mind. All modifications we make to our production facility are done with the USDA guidelines in mind.
– Why does your broth look different compared to others?
Our chef, Adam, spent years perfecting his recipe. He was making bone broth for restaurants, years before Bone to be Wild was formed. The clarity that you see in our broth is unmatched by any other broths we have seen on the market.
– Online I noticed there is sometimes a layer of fat on the top of peoples’ home made broth. What is that and why don’t you have it?
We remove the majority of fat before packaging so that you don’t have to. Our commitment to you is to provide a clarified, nutrient dense broth.
– Why don’t I just make it myself? Seems so much cheaper…
Bone broth is not difficult to make but it also doesn’t taste great unless you add some medicinal and aromatic herbs. Chef Adam has perfected a consistently delicious flavor profile with the added benefit of organic herbs which we can source cheaper than any individual because we buy routinely from the same farmers. Cooking the broth is also time consuming if you want to make sure you are getting all of the benefits from the marrow. The long slow cooking process will heat up your whole house for a couple of days. Maybe not so bad if its snowing outside, but here on Kauai where it is always warm, we’d rather be at the beach. Making broth is a time and energy intensive process. If you leave it to us, we will keep you healthy and happy.
– Should I pick chicken or beef when given the choice?
It is completely up to you! The flavor profiles are different, but both are nutrient dense and both taste great. We season our chicken ‘Asian Style’ with beautifying herbs like lemongrass and ginger. We season our beef with more hearty medicinal herbs and leaves like noni and soursop, both of which are being researched for their cancer-fighting potential. Both broths are packed with collagen. Chicken broth is great for gut health and for your skin. Bone broth is great for joint health and for your immune system. No matter which flavor you are in the mood for on any given day, you are doing your body a huge favor by incorporating broth into your diet.
– How can I incorporate more broth into my life?
So many ways! Most people start by using it as a nutritious, less salty soup base and they add their own veggies, noodles or whatever. Our broth makes an excellent snack between meals. Our broth is clarified almost to the same consistency of tea , so don’t be surprised if you find that you like drinking it cold. Share your broth ideas with us on Instagram! We truly believe our broth has life-enhancing properties and we want to share it with the world.
– What’s your opinion on the paleo And keto diet?
A balanced diet consisting of organic and minimally processed foods is always best. However that looks for yourself, we believe everyone is different. We aim to produce a broth that enhances your life by creating a healthy micro biome, we are not here to tell you how to live, instead we are here to give you tools for you to decide for yourself what is best for you.
– Can you explain to me simply what the ‘health benefits’ are?
There are many benefits to bone broths. Our broth is a great source of protein and low in carbs. Bone broths aid your immune system, digestive system, and help restore your gut lining. Bone broths help to stabilize your blood sugar levels and regulate sleep hormones. Bone broths also have lots of collagen to keep your skin elastic and glucosamine that can help keep cartilage healthy. Bone broth is very high in the anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline. This is really just the beginning, we LOVE bone broth.
– Tell me about gut health and why everyone is talking about it?
Medical studies show that a healthy gut biome can aid in many of your body’s metabolic functions. An unhealthy diet and some commonly used medicines can damage your gut health. Once depleted, it can take years to rebuild the biome. Regularly ingesting bone broths and probiotics help your gut to function as nature intended and this will increase your overall health. You will feel full but not bloated. You will have increased energy and stamina. You will also sleep better. Be good to your gut!
– What do you believe is the most important thing about diet and lifestyle?
A balanced diet consisting of whole foods in combination with regular activity and self care will lead to the healthiest life possible for any individual. At Bone to be Wild, we believe in the simplicity of bone broth for a healthy life. Greek physician, Hippocrates said it best. . . “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”