Do you know that there is a new source of calcium in our daily consumed eggs? Stop throwing away your egg shells. Each year, the US food industry produces 150,000 tons of shell waste.
Instead of wasting your eggshells, why not eat them? That’s right. Eggshells are actually great source of calcium, because they are 95% calcium carbonate.
Many of us didn’t know that a single chicken eggshell contains about 2 grams of calcium which is 2 to 4 times the daily recommended value.
However, don’t start eating raw eggshells. You must boil the shell first to kill any potential bacteria. After that, bake them at 200 Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes and finally grind them into a fine powder.
Health benefits of Eggshells:
Eggshells powder is considered a good source of calcium and has proven to reduce pain and boneloss in women with senile osteoporosis.
Recipe to use Eggshells powder:
You can add eggshell powder to recipes for foods like: Pizza dough, bread and spaghetti.
But you should be aware that taking too much or too little can be harmful. The typical healthy adult needs no more than 1gram of calcium per day. So, take the right amount of eggshell powder as you can.