We skim the fat off our broth because a number of our customers prefer it that way. By removing the fat from the broth, none of the health benefits are diminished. The Paleo Mom has an interesting article, filled with scientific reasons as to why you should skim the fat off your bone broth.
Most people are surprised to hear that we only have traces of fat in our broth because they observe our broth turning to gel when cold. They wrongly attribute this to the fat content, when the reason is the high gelatin found in our broth. You can read more in this article about why My Bone Broth Looks Cloudy When Heated and Turns to Gel When Cold.
Making your own bone broth? You can easily skim the fat off your homemade broth. When your broth is hot, strain it through a cheesecloth. The broth will pass right through, leaving the fat behind. Alternatively, once your broth has completely cooled, pop it into the refrigerator. After a while, the fat will solidify on top of the broth (the broth should turn to a gel), and you can easily scrape the fat off with a spoon or spatula. Removing the fat from your own homemade bone broth can be a great idea if you don't like a lot of fat and it will also reduce the calories.