Top Bone Broth Review
Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious bone broth for cooking and sipping? Do you suffer from poor digestion or joint pain? Are you looking for youthful skin?
When you’re busy and want a nourishing beverage that won’t spike your blood sugar or cause the dreaded caffeine crash, consider one of the top bone broths below.
Bone broth has been around for thousands of years, but the quality has come a long way. Today, bone both made specifically for your nutritional needs can transform how you look and feel.
I want to present you with a review of the 6 top bone booths for 2022. Before jumping to the list, I wanted to explain some crucial details you must consider before buying bone broth.
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Generally speaking though, there are two pieces of objective data we can use to evaluate “the best” bone broths in 2022.
- Nutrition facts
For this review, we analyzed the nutrition and ingredients for 6 of the ‘healthiest’ bone broth brands.
Bone Broth Reviews For 2022
Why Most Bone Broths Are BAD for Your Health
Bone broth brands invest a lot of money in marketing their products as ‘clean’ and healthy. This means slick websites and packaging.
Don’t worry, there are ways to detect their b.s., to find out if a particular bone broth is a fit for you.
The Most Important Step
Find the nutrition facts and ingredient list of your bone broth. These two pieces of information are the only objective data points we have at our disposal to figure out if the bone broth is quality or junk.
Here are 9 things to look for on the nutrition panel/ingredients list:
1. Does it Use Actual Bone Broth?
Any bone broth should have either ‘bones’ or ‘bone broth’ as the first ingredient on the ingredient list. You will notice that some do not.
Some top bone broths list ingredients like collagen, bone broth protein or bone broth concentrates.
Bone broths with these ingredients are not real bone broth. They are cheap, filler ingredients to increase protein.
Pro tip: Look for ingredients like: ‘chicken bones’ or ‘chicken bone broth.’
2. How Much Protein Does it Have?
Any reputable bone broth brand should have at least 8 g of protein per 250ml serving of bone broth.
Anything less on the ingredient list and I would not call it bone broth.
3. Does Your Bone Broth Have Cheap Filler Proteins?
Many top bone broth brands don’t even use real bone broth (see #1 above). You’ll want to scan the ingredient list for any of the following cheap filler protein sources.
Sadly there are no laws to stop these brands from misleading you.
Many sketchy ingredients have innocent names. Be wary of any bone broth that uses the following ingredients:
Maltodextrin is highly processed starch, usually made from corn. It’s used as a thickener and a way to extend shelf life.
Gelatin and collagen are used to trick you. Brands use it to add more protein and to make their bone broth ‘gel’ at fridge temperature.
Bone broth protein is a processed supplemental form of bone broth. It is bone broth powder that has been stripped of its flavor and natural electrolytes.
4. Is There Processed Ingredients (Gums, Flavors) in The Bone Broth?
Here are a few ingredients you’ll find in many popular bone broths.
- Natural flavors: Most “natural” flavors contain chemicals and preservatives. They’re used in processed meat or faux meat products as they mimic meat flavor. If you see them on the ingredients list of your bone broth, ask the brand why?
- Chicory Root: Chicory root is a plant fiber made mostly of inulin. Chicory allows food brands to add fiber to processed foods.
- Yeast Extract: Similar to ‘natural flavors,’ yeast extracts are used to stimulate savory, meaty flavors. Yeast extract is also used in place of MSG.
- Potassium Chloride: Potassium chloride is used to mimic the taste of salt without adding sodium to a nutrition label. It is also used as a flavor enhancer, stabilizer or thickener in processed foods.
- Spices, Herbs or Vegetable Powders: This could be anything. We will assume it is a blend of spices to enhance flavor.
- Guar / Xanthan Gum: These are thickening agents used to help powder products disperse in water.
- Sunflower Lecithin: An emulsifier that is used to make liquids and oils combine and mix together.
- Citric Acid / Lactic Acid: Used to extend shelf life of bone broth and other products.
5. How Much Salt Is There?
Here’s the secret with the supposed best bone broths: many are salt bombs that are bad for your blood pressure.
Why? Because many of the ingredients listed above are full of salt. Moreover, brands add salt to mask poor taste.
Look for no more than 220 mg of sodium per 250ml serving.
6. Does The Bone Broth Have Hydration?
Traditionally simmered bone broth will contain electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, chloride and phosphorus. Naturally made products will have these electrolytes in perfect balance, this includes a small amount of sodium.
My famous ‘Electrolyte Test’ is the easiest way to test if a chicken bone broth is made properly or if it is sketchy.
If there is no potassium (or less than 250 mg per 250ml)? Then you know something sketchy is going on with processing or the bones used.
We’ve tested godly amounts of chicken bone broth, and it always has 300-400 mg of potassium per 250ml.
7. Are There Carbs In Your Bone Broth?
There should be no carbs in your bone broth. If there are, then the bone broth brand likely has sugar or other ingredients that make up the carbs.
Fat has its place in some bone broth products. Some prefer to leave the fat in the bone broth, while others do not.
8. How Is The Bone Broth Made?
Closely guarded secrets among top bone broth makers. Why? Truth be told, they don’t actually know how their products are made because they outsource it to larger factories.
Look for a bone broth that is simmered for at least 12 hours. Some prefer longer, but if you know what you are doing, you can get your simmer time down to 12 hours.
8. What Packaging is Used?
Look for bone broth in recyclable packaging. Bluebird Provisions is the only bone broth using a 100% recyclable pouch.
If you cannot find recyclable packaging, then opt for the lightest and smallest package. This causes the least amount of waste in production, shipping and final disposal.
Most Bone Broth Reviews Are Not Trustworthy
Most of the top bone broth reviews for 2022 are controlled by the brand selling you products.
Even on Amazon, brands have found ways to game the system to pay customers for leaving 5 stars.
Why? The competition is crazy on Amazon. Amazon is a winner take all, so brands feel like they must buy 5 star reviews to be competitive.
What About Food Blog or Review Websites?
These are difficult to trust because publications make money off of affiliate links and sales.
Anytime a product is linked in a review article you can be sure they are getting a slice (10-25%) of the final sale if you purchase.
99% of these ‘best bone broth in 2022’ review articles are a source of revenue for these blogs.
As a bone broth enthusiast, it is on you to review the nutrition facts, ingredients, company background and cooking techniques.
With that, let’s get into the top bone broth brands for 2022.
Most Popular Bone Broths
Best Chicken Bone Broth Powder
If you’re looking for the most delicious bone broth powder on the market, look no further than Bluebird Provisions.
This convenient bone broth has a delicious, natural chicken taste. There are 12 grams of protein per prepared cup with zero fat and zero carbs.
There are no filler ingredients, gums or flavor additives, just one simple ingredient: chicken bone broth.
This bone broth mixes perfectly and is the only bone broth on the market that uses a 100% recyclable pouch.
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2. Brodo Signature Hearth Bone Broth
Best Tasting Bone Broth
Brodo Hearth Bone Broth is made by famous chef Marco Canora. This bone broth is a blend of chicken, turkey and beef bone broth that packs some serious flavor.
Brodo bone broth uses organic ingredients and a traditional low and slow simmer technique. Brodo has 9 g protein per cup with 350 mg sodium and 1 g carbs.
If you’re ever in New York, you can visit their shops to buy it by the cup.
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3. Bonafide Provisions Beef Bone Broth
Top Quality Grocery Store Bone Broth
Bonafide Provisions makes delicious bone broths as you would at home. They flash freeze their bone broth to preserve freshness and nutrition. Bonafide has chicken and beef bone broth along with their keto bone broth cups. The beef bone broth has 240 mg sodium per cup.
You can find Bonafide Provisions in many grocery store freezer sections in the USA.
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4. Kettle & Fire Broth Bone Chicken Turmeric Ginger
Best Bold Flavor Bone Broth
Kettle & Fire has a massive lineup of bone broth that you’ll find just about everywhere. What we love about Kettle & Fire is the bold flavor combinations they offer. If you are after a shelf stable turmeric and ginger bone broth, then look no further.
This bone broth has 11 g protein and 490 mg sodium per cup. Kettle and Fire bone broth is also Whole 30 approved, keto and paleo friendly.
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5. Osso Good Bones AIP ORGANIC CHICKEN BONE BROTH
Best AIP Compliant Bone Broth
Osso Good Bones is one of the only bone broth brands that specifically markets an AIP compliant bone broth. If you have autoimmune issues or extreme food sensitivities, then Osso Good Bone Broth is a great option for you.
This bone broth packs some serious protein at 16 g protein per cup. Osso Good has no added salt, is keto and paleo friendly.
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6. Epic Chicken Bone Broth
Best Ready-To-Drink Bone Broth
Epic Provisions savory chicken bone broth is a great choice if you are looking for a ready-to- drink bone broth. Epic uses a relatively straightforward ingredient list (except for ‘’Lactic Acid”). The downside is the massive 600 mg sodium per container.
Epic Bone Broth is Whole 30 approved, gluten free, keto and paleo friendly. This bone broth has 9 g protein per serving and comes in a convenient, ready-to-drink jar.
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Final Thoughts: What Is Top Bone Broth for You in 2022?
If you value ingredients, nutrition and taste, my criteria for finding the top bone broth for you in 2022 is simple:
- Look for ingredients that you are familiar with that do not contain any fillers listed above.
- Find out the protein and sodium per serving. These are the lowest hanging fruit to decide which of the top bone broths you should consider.
Here’s me being (probably too) honest: if you’re looking for a liquid bone broth, then Bluebird Provisions is not for you.
While Bluebird Provisions makes delicious liquid bone broth, it is only available in Canada.
Bluebird Provisions Bone Broth Powder is available in the USA. If you’re after a convenient, shelf stable bone broth powder, then consider trying Bluebird Provisions.
You’ll find a low sodium and high protein bone broth that mixes well and is the most environmentally sustainable bone broth on the market.
We do one thing and we do it very well: make bone broth.
If you’re still on the fence, then feel free to look at some bone broth reviews.
And if you have any questions, feel free to email me: info(at)bluebirdprovisions(dot)co
I’m happy to answer any questions you have about bone broth. Have a bone broth you want my thoughts on? Leave a comment.
Thanks Jake! I’m jealous that you are skiing! Hoping to get our this weekend.
Let me know if you have any other bone broth questions.
I don’t usually leave messages but found your information on bone broth very informative. A newbie to bone broth, I am looking to maximize the healthy input from the scratch soups and stews I make. living in Canada, we live on these meals especially in the half of the years that is cold … it’s minus 18 here today so off for a ski! So Thanks!