>Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 20:04:56 -0500
>From: Joseph S Miller <josmiller@xxxxxxxx>
>Subject: chicken broth vs vegetable broth
>Can anyone tell me how chicken broth can be lower in fat that vegetable
>broth? I use broth to saute many different foods but have not figured
>out what is the difference between chicken and vegetable broth. Are both
>really vegetarian and low fat?
Chicken broth, whatever its other virtues, is most
definitely NOT vegetarian. It's made from the bodies of
dead chickens (animals) and things made from the bodies of
dead animals are NOT vegetarian.
It can be low fat, though. You can make chicken broth,
let it sit in the fridge and the fat congeals on the top.
You can then take off the glob of fat and throw it away, and
then you'd have low-fat chicken broth (still NOT
Veggie broth could be either NO fat, low fat, or high fat
depending on how it is made. If you simmered veggies, it
would be no-fat. If you sauteed them in a very little oil
first, then simmered, it would be low-fat. If you sauteed
veggies in a LOT of oil first, then simmered, it would be