Fluoride collects in primarily in bones – of humans AND animals. Naturally, soup broth made with bones is thought to be VERY high in fluoride. Unfortunately organic meat and bones are not necessarily low in fluoride because ORGANIC doesn’t mean fluoride free or low fluoride content.
The only way to have low to no fluoride bone broth is to make it with bones from animals raised without fluoridated water. That means no tap water if the public water system is fluoridated. So if I’m concerned about fluoride in my animal’s bones, I’d better raise my own livestock.
But if I live on the corner of Main and Pike, that’s not likely. And chances are high that any broth I’m consuming, either home made or store bought chicken or beef broth is quite high in fluoride. Consequently, that “healthy” little cup of soup is anything but healthy, unless your body thrives on toxins. (Yes, I’ve read the calcium fluoride argument – but I’m not buying it. I don’t find proof, I find conjecture.)
Who knows? Labeling of fluoride content is NOT required on any of our foods. Organic regulations don’t address the fluoride issue – so organic doesn’t mean fluoride free. Sad but true.
Your guess is as good as mine. The USDA fluoride site states that 100 gm of strawberry gelatin desert contains 69 mcg of fluoride. That’s a total of 0.07 mg fluoride in 3.5 ounces of dessert – less than 1/2 cup. Not too bad at all – if that’s a valid statistic.
Another unsubstantiated internet reference claims there is 160 mg fluoride in a kilogram of gelatin. After a bit of math, this comes to about 1.5 mg fluoride in one tablespoon of gelatin. Ouch – if that’s true!
BUT there’s almost NO information available on this. If we can consume bone broth and gelatin without concern about the fluoride content therein, we’d love to know about it. They’re both supposed to be healthy – but so are green and black teas. If they’re high in fluoride, that fact over rides any potential health benefit, right?