The majority of the reactions to our new bone broth powder have been overwhelmingly positive and full of excitement, and for that - thank you!
There have also been many good questions about what exactly it is we are offering, and about bone broth in general: Is it like a bullion cube? Is it just a seasoning? Is it safe? How does the price of your powdered broth compare to other broths on the market? You said better than homemade - what do you mean?
These have been the most common questions thus far. So, let’s address them right here.
What is Osteobroth exactly? (Is it like a bouillon cube, is it just seasoning, etc.?)
Osteobroth is dehydrated chicken bone broth with a light seasoning to give it a fantastic, clean taste. The point of creating a broth for nutritional benefit is to extract as much of the protein as possible (yes, gelatin and collagen are proteins). The purpose of commercial broths, stocks and bullion cubes is for flavor, which is, in large part, a function of the seasonings. These commercial broths are usually very low in protein because protein is expensive, and the process to extract it is time consuming. Osteobroth is almost entirely protein! - 12 grams in 50 calories. Yet, there are some who feel all of these products are the same. We've heard that "Bone Broth" is just a fancy term for stock, broth, soup, bouillon, etc. Frankly, we don't really care what you call it, but we do think it's important to understand the nutritional differences among these different products.
Let's compare the nutritional contents of Osteobroth to some of the broths, stocks, soups, bouillon, etc. out there (omitting for now the guaranteed minimum collagen and chondroitin levels in Osteobroth versus these products).
Powdered Soup. You can buy this on Amazon for $18.39 or $0.38 per 6 oz serving. Here it is next to our label:
Even though the powdered soup contains "White Meat", it has 2 grams of protein per serving versus 12 grams of protein in Osteobroth. You would need to consume 6 servings at the cost of $2.28 to get the same amount of protein as one $2.50 serving of Osteobroth. Of course, eating 6 servings of the powdered soup would mean that you're also eating egg, wheat, milk, soy, etc., and you would be consuming 3,240 milligrams of sodium, or 138% of the recommended daily value, in one meal, versus 230 milligrams of sodium in one serving of Osteobroth. So, 14 times the sodium to get 12 grams of protein.
What about regular chicken soup? Here's one from Amazon. You'll notice it's hard to find a plain chicken "soup". So, they've got some noodles in there as well.
This canned soup is about $0.51 per serving. You would need to eat 4 servings to get the same amount of protein as one serving of Osteobroth. That would cost you about $2.04, and you'd also get 3,480 milligrams of sodium, 8 grams of fat, and 44 grams of carbs.
How about some chicken broth? Here is your average canned chicken broth that you may also purchase at Amazon for $0.50 per 8 oz serving. Again, next to our panel.
You would need to consume 12 servings of this "broth" to get the same amount of protein as in one serving of Osteobroth, and that would mean consuming 10,320 milligrams of sodium, 432% of your recommended daily value. That is salty, my friends. Plus, you'd pay $6 for those 12 grams compared to $2.50 with Osteobroth.
Okay. Let's look at stock. Here's a powdered chicken stock, again on Amazon.
At what appears to be $0.06 per serving, this one is really affordable, which is great because you'd need to consume an infinite number of servings to get the same amount of protein as in Osteobroth. And, of course, you'd also get an infinite amount of sodium and "caramel color" as well.
On to liquid stock. Found this one.
Not bad. It's roughly $0.87 per 8 oz serving, and the ingredient list is pretty clean. You could get the same amount of protein as in one serving of Osteobroth by consuming 2.4 servings of this for $2.09. You'd also get 2.4 times the sodium or 1,032 milligrams, which would be 43.2% of your recommended daily value.
What about bouillon? Here you go. Check this one out.
Hmmm. Not sure it matters how much this costs. You could probably just save the money and eat table salt. Here's the point: you can call this stuff whatever you like, but please read the labels. When it comes to nutrition, these are all different products.
It Osteobroth safe?
Our powdered chicken broth comes from only USDA inspected fresh chicken, with no added hormones, and has no antibiotics. It contains no artificial ingredients or chemical antioxidants. It is not derived from genetically modified organisms. The bone broth is tested after production for Coliform, E. coli, Salmonella, Yeast and Mold. Offering a safe, quality, nutrient-dense bone broth is our top priority.
How does the price compare to other broths on the market?
As you've seen above, Osteobroth is $2.50 a serving, which we feel is very reasonable for it’s quality and convenience. I was in NYC a few weeks ago and enjoyed the chicken bone broth at Brodo (it’s great btw, and if you are in Manhattan, stop by for a cup). Their broth costs between $4.50 and $8.50 a serving…clearly ours is much less expensive. However, if I had a store front in Manhattan and was paying someone to hand you a steaming cup, I would be charging the same prices as Brodo, because it’s worth it!
There are many emerging bone broth companies hitting the market, and one good way to compare on price is to look at the amount of protein per serving and the cost per serving. Most of the competitors (all liquid broths) range from $4-$6 per serving and don't have protein levels as high as ours. That's not to say they aren’t great also. I'm sure they are (I love bone broth!).
Better than homemade?….How dare you!
Your grandmother’s broth is awesome! And so is yours! And your neighbor's! I’ll be the first to admit that almost nothing is better than homemade, but there are benefits to Osteobroth that you just cannot get in a homemade broth. For example, consistent nutrient levels. With our broth, you know what you are getting in every single serving. Our broth also offers portability, shelf stability, and ease of use. Not everyone has time to spend 48 hours cooking broth. Homemade bone broth is fantastic (when made well), and we encourage you to make your own. However, there is a great chance that your schedule won’t always allow for it. You may not always have homemade on hand, and consistency is key for a healthy diet. We hope to make it as convenient as possible for you to enjoy all the amazing benefits of this wonderful food.
I absolutely love this product. It’s been my baby for the past four years, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. I hope you’ll taste it for yourself, and enjoy it as much as we do.
If you ever have questions or comments, please contact us. I look forward to hearing from you!
Yours in Health,
CEO and Founder