Can you eat eggshells?
The answer is yes. Yes you can eat eggshells.
But Angie, why would I want to eat eggshells, you might be asking. Well, eggshells are an all natural source of a boatload of calcium, magnesium and other great minerals your body needs. (Click here to see the nutritional profile) I mean 900mg of calcium per 1/2 tsp? Wow!
I don’t know, maybe I’m a wierdo, but I really get off on finding uses for stuff most people throw out, I mean, why take manufactured calcium supplements loaded down with fillers, artificial ingredients, etc when you can make your own.
So, how do we use these awesome little power houses?
First, boil the shells for about 5 minutes. That kills bacteria that might be hanging on to the shell and also gets rid of any egg whites still stuck to them. Btw, the inner membrane of the egg has some amazing benefits so don’t peel that out of the shell.
Next, dry your eggshells in the oven for about 15 minutes on 200 degrees. I found that its better to turn the shells downward so there isn’t any water standing inside of them. This step ensures additional disinfecting. You don’t have to do this step if you are confident that your shells come from a safe facility, but it also helps to dry them out for easier crushing.
Finally, the blender. Whirl away! When I first took off the lid, all this fine powdery stuff came flying out, so would recommend leaving the lid on for a minute or two. So, what the heck to do with it? Mix it into smoothies, throw it in a bit of soup, or even eat it plain. I kinda like just crunching on it. It doesn’t have a taste, the texture it like crunching on kosher salt. However you eat it, just know you are getting a totally natural source of calcium that you made yourself!
So, there you have it. How to eat eggshells. Hope y’all enjoyed this post and as always, I would love to hear any comments or questions you have for me. Just write below!
Great source of calcium, but not for those who just like opening up a bottle of the supplement. Anyway, it’s a wonderful way use what is usually thrown away!
Tis true, but what’s the fun in that? Haha! Well, you can always just toss them into the compost pile as you already do, cuz you’re cool like that. 🙂
Loretta broBr says
What a great trip. Thank you. Loretta