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Did any culture eat egg shells?

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Created September 23, 2011 at 6:43 AM

I have been thinking about supplementing my calcium intake with egg shells but it worries me that I can't find any examples where they were eaten traditionally. Are there any examples? What would be the reason for this? Are there any possible negative effects from eating the shells?

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17949 · September 24, 2011 at 3:15 AM

That's a good idea. I could boil them with my chicken feet! Oh man, Ray Peat is awesome. He tells me to do crazy stuff and I do it.

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78422 · September 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Yes, I think 3 minutes or so of boiling is enough. I don't know is it worth for you. For some people definitely is, particularly those having parathyroid problems. That depends on your diet, but calcium is everywhere and there is generally no need to supplement. I do think that egg shells are better source of it then any supplement.

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594 · September 23, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Boiling would get rid of the salmonella right? All in all do you think it's worth eating shells?

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1371 · September 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM

do this sometimes too, i never notice the shells. i really do think i absorb the calcium better than any supplement or salmon bones. i have felt my b ones more dense since doing it

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1371 · September 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

I dry them and crush them up, and squirt on a lemon and just add them to salad or just eat em lol.

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20411 · September 23, 2011 at 1:44 PM

I just didn't care for the taste of them.

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78422 · September 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Yes, chicken cultures from all the world eat egg shells sometimes.

Are there any possible negative effects from eating the shells

Yes, few - salmonela for one, blood vehicle calcification for two, muscle jerks for three and I wouldn't exclude angry chickens too.

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594 · September 23, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Boiling would get rid of the salmonella right? All in all do you think it's worth eating shells?

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78422 · September 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Yes, I think 3 minutes or so of boiling is enough. I don't know is it worth for you. For some people definitely is, particularly those having parathyroid problems. That depends on your diet, but calcium is everywhere and there is generally no need to supplement. I do think that egg shells are better source of it then any supplement.

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5796 · September 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM

HGs probably ate eggshells occasionally, but the only thing I could find on them was that they were sometimes used to carry water. If you're using them as a canteen, they'd probably be too valuable whole to eat. There were references to jewelry, but I didn't follow those since they weren't food related.

To grind them into a powder, although not difficult, would probably give poor results if you're using a grinding stone like some modern tribes do with grain - too few shells, lots of grit.

When we scramble eggs, we drop the entire egg, shell and all, into a blender. No problems and the shell pieces are too small to notice.

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1371 · September 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM

do this sometimes too, i never notice the shells. i really do think i absorb the calcium better than any supplement or salmon bones. i have felt my b ones more dense since doing it

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5132 · September 24, 2011 at 3:09 AM

Ray Peat actually recommends boiling them. I would never eat eggshells, boiled or not. But, yes, they're supposed to be good source of calcium.

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17949 · September 24, 2011 at 3:15 AM

That's a good idea. I could boil them with my chicken feet! Oh man, Ray Peat is awesome. He tells me to do crazy stuff and I do it.

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1371 · September 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM

i do this sometimes too, i never notice the shells. i really do think i absorb the calcium better than any supplement or salmon bones. i have felt my b ones more dense since doing it

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