Pasture-Raised Chicken - Soup Pack
2 lb pkg, bone broth pack |
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- Recipe-ready necks, feet, and gizzards
- Pasture-raised outdoors
- No antibiotics or hormones
- Feed certified-organic, soy-free, GMO-free
- Certified Paleo Approved*
- Certified Wildlife Friendly**
- Product of USA
*Paleo Foundation; **Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network
Each 2-lb Bone Broth Pack provides enough premium, Freedom Ranger* chicken necks, feet, and gizzards to make 2 quarts of chicken bone broth. Our packs make it easy to craft deeply flavorful, nourishing homemade broth that's super-rich in collagen, GAGs, and other key factors in joint and gut health.
*Slow-growing, humanely raised Freedom Ranger birds spend their entire lives outdoors, grazing on pasture, and get organic, soy-free, non-GMO feed as needed.
About our pasture-raised chicken
Vital Choice chickens are raised outside on pasture, without antibiotics, by Pasturebird of Southern California. Our birds belong to the Freedom Ranger breed — a hybrid of American and European heritage chicken breeds.
Compared with “pure” heritage breeds, our birds offer a more robust meat-to-bone ratio, and slightly bigger breasts — along with the luscious dark meat that comes from a life spent entirely on pasture. Like pure heritage breeds, they grow more slowly than industrial birds, and boast normal, healthy well-proportioned bodies.
The birds are never de-beaked and never receive antibiotics — which most poultry farms feed to their chickens to accelerate growth artificially. And, Vital Choice chickens grow for 11 weeks, versus the 4-5 weeks typical of industrial farms, whose birds develop deformed bodies because of their breeding and unnaturally rapid growth. (See “How American chicken changed”, below.)
Rotationally grazed, nutritionally superior
The methods employed by Pasturebird meet the criteria of the rigorous French Label Rouge poultry standard, which preserves time-tested traditions that produce wholesome, nutritious, “real” food.
Every day, pickup trucks pull the screened, floorless, fabric huts that house the birds — called “chicken tractors” — to new pasture, so they can feast freely on grass, weeds, seeds, insects, and worms. This mobile housing ensures that the birds enjoy fresh, rich pasture every day, and allows each patch regenerate for 90 days before being grazed by a new flock. It also builds organic matter, helps the soil hold moisture, and lets native grasslands sequester carbon from the air and store it in the soil.
In addition to natural, fertilizer, pesticide & herbicide-free pasture, the chickens are given certified organic, soy-free, GMO-free feed. Thanks to these practices, our pasture-raised poultry has less fat, less saturated fat, more vitamin A, and more omega-3s, versus either industrial chicken or standard free-range* birds.
How American chicken changed
From the 1930s through the 1960's, poultry producers set out to raise bigger, cheaper chickens. They achieved their goal, but that success resulted in the huge, bland, low-cost birds found in supermarkets. Poultry producers did it through crossbreeding and by feeding their birds growth-accelerating antibiotics: a practice that may create antibiotic-resistant "super-bugs".
Today's "super-chickens" grow incredibly fast, but have trouble walking and suffer ailments caused by their grotesquely abnormal bodies. As the journal Poultry Science put it, if humans grew as fast as modern broilers, "a 6.6 lbs. newborn baby would weigh 660 lbs. after two months.” And, according to a 2017 study by the World Wildlife Fund, it takes six modern, factory farmed chickens to provide the same amount of omega-3s as one chicken from the 1970s.
We will only sell chickens grown naturally, without antibiotic growth-promoters, to a size at or below what the ASPCA calls a chicken’s "skeletal capacity.”
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"Wonderful broth!" Review: These packets of chicken parts make the most wonderful, nutritious broth! The chickens ate as they are meant to eat, and the resulting bone broth is delicious and healthy. I have to make my own and cannot buy pre-made broth, due to a problem with high histamine levels, and this is exactly what I want! Thank you!
Nutrition & IngredientsIngredients:
Pastured chicken feet, necks, and gizzards
Nutrition FactsChicken Bone Broth PackServing Size About 1 cup finished brothNumber of servings: Varies depending on recipe **
Amount Per ServingCalories ** Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*Total Fat **Saturated Fat **Trans Fat **Cholesterol **Sodium **Total Carbohydrate **Dietary Fiber **Sugars **Protein **
**Chicken Broth can be made in a wide variety of ways and is useful in a vast array of recipes. Nutrition Facts will vary - depending on recipe used.
Our packs make it easy to craft deeply flavorful, nourishing homemade broth that's super-rich in collagen, GAGs, and other key factors in joint and gut health.
- Keep frozen.
- Keeps for up to one year when frozen.
- Your chicken parts will arrive frozen and ready to go straight into the freezer.
- Do NOT cut open the vacuum-sealed bag until it's time to make your broth.
Thaw your bone broth pack in the refrigerator. It may take a full day to thaw.
Submerge your vacuum-sealed broth pack in cold tap water, changing the water every 30 minutes. It should thaw completely within 2-3 hours.
Do not allow thawed poultry to sit at room temperature for more than 30 minutes before cooking.
After thawing, you should use your bone broth pack within 3 days to maintain freshness and quality.
We've included a great Chicken Bone Broth recipe on our recipe tab, above. Chicken Broth is useful in countless kitchen applications, makes a great base for superior soups and is perfect for sipping solo.
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