Bone broth has been a subject of conversation in the food industry for several years, driven by intense consumer interest and the popularity of the paleo diet. Despite controversy over the more expensive varieties of the product, bone broth continues to have a place in consumer diets, often in more accessible forms. Experts on food trends forecast continued innovation in the coming years, such as powdered products or green beverages with bone broth as an ingredient.
Though prepared soups as a category has struggled in recent years, bone broth and associated products have outperformed projections (see table 1). The healthful appeal of the product has helped it grow in popularity, as has its use in on-trend products from Asian cuisines like ramen and pho.
Brands looking for a way to add the appeal of bone broth to their products now have an easy solution with IDF®’s Collagen Bone Broth, available as a frozen concentrate, dehydrated protein powder, and new shelf- stable concentrate. Collagen Bone Broth is an all-natural chicken product available in a neutral or umami savory flavor with the benefits of bone broth. It provides savory, roasted notes or can easily be masked with light or sweet flavors for beverages, soups, sauces, protein powders, and many other uses. Powdered Collagen Bone Broth disperses quickly in liquids, performing especially well in hot coffee or tea.
Collagen Bone Broth is rich in type II collagen, and bone broth has been associated with gut health, joint health, and mobility.
Collagen Bone Broth is also the lowest in sodium of all available bone broths and contains specific compounds associated with the maintenance of cartilage and tendon function. These include chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, hydroxyproline, and proline. Its mineral profile is also quite compelling, as it offers highly bioavailable minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus.
Given all these benefits, Collagen Bone Broth offers food, beverage, and nutritional brands an opportunity to expand their line of on-trend products. The highly versatile product can be used in everything from shelf-stable broths and beverages to protein supplements, bars, pasta, and more.