If you’re looking for a nourishing snack or a nutrition-rich hero ingredient to add flavour to your meals, broth is an ideal option.
However, vegetable broth and bone broth have different nutritional benefits. Here’s what you need to know to choose the broth that’s best for your body’s needs.
What Vegan Broth and Bone Broth have in Common
Firstly, broth is naturally low in fat, making it a great support for heart-healthy and weight loss diets. It’s also filling and helps you feel satisfied for longer, staving off hunger.
Both vegetable broths and bone broths are rich in electrolytes. So if you’re exercising hard, they’re a great alternative to artificial sports drinks.
Additionally, all Freja broths are 100% natural and free from GMO ingredients and hormones, making them a great fit for anyone focusing on eating real and naturally nourishing foods.
Differences between Vegetable Broth and Bone Broth
Vegetable Broth: Vitamins and Energy
Made with six kinds of vegetables as well as herbs, Freja vegan broth is tasty and packed with vitamins – a superior, natural alternative to stock cubes for flavour. And with all those vitamins yet 0.0 grams of fat and only 55 calories, Freja vegan broth is perfect for a diet focused on nutrient-dense foods.
While vegetable broth isn’t high in carbs by any means, it does have a few more carbohydrates than bone broth, which is very low in carbs. That means vegetable broth is less suitable for very low-carb diets like keto, but it’s also better for someone who’s working out and needs some healthy energy.
Bone Broth: Protein
A great strength of bone broth is the boost of protein, amino acids and collagen it delivers.
If you’re a flexitarian or just avoiding an inflammatory, meat-heavy diet, it’s important to ensure you still get enough protein to prevent nutritional deficiency. Bone broth adds protein and meaty savouriness to your meals without the need for large cuts of meat. For instance, Freja chicken bone broth gives you 2.7 grams of protein per 100g serving with only 0.1g of fat.
What’s more, those who have chosen flexitarian diets to reduce their environmental impact like to know that Freja bone broth is responsibly sourced and uses joints that would otherwise go to waste.
Bone Broth: Amino Acids and Collagen
If you’re under stress or feeling under the weather, bone broth is a great option because of the amino acids it contains.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, so your body needs them for replenishing and healing. When your body is stressed, sick or not at its best, there are some amino acids that it can’t synthesise as it usually can, so you need to make extra efforts to include them in your diet to avoid nutrient deficiencies. These amino acids are called “conditionally essential”.
Bone broth contains the conditionally essential amino acids glycine, glutamine, proline and arginine. That makes it a completely natural healing food for your body. What’s more, bone broth contains collagen, which provides even more glycine and proline to help your body build collagen for strength in your skin, hair and nails. In fact, Freja beef bone broth contains 4 grams of protein and 3.4 grams of collagen per 100g serving.
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