Eggshells

Eggshells

Eggshells Questions

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by 1173 · about 15 hours ago

My brother told me he heard that chickens need to eat the eggshells to keep producing eggs. I found it odd. I could see that eating eggshells could produce healthier/stronger eggs/chickens. But I wouldn't think it would be necessary to... (more)

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graciel 0 · October 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Backyard flocks are certainly fed eggshell for the calcium. They must be well crushed so the birds don't start eating whole eggs before they are collected, though, which can happen and is a PITA to stop once they get going. We like eating eggs,... (more)

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by 594 · about 15 hours ago

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... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · 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... (more)

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by 18701 · about 15 hours ago

Eat them? Compost them? Throw them away? I would appreciate knowing why you make that decision too.

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No_more_ 0 · August 25, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Boil them, dry them and then grind them and put them in my french press while I'm brewing coffee. Calcium is hard to come by while on Paleo!

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by 4086 · about 15 hours ago

I have two sources for pastured eggs. One source is exclusively from a red feathered breed--all the eggs are brown and have a deep yellow colored yolk. This yellow color is markedly more yellow than conventional store bought eggs, but still... (more)

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Simibee 0 · May 22, 2011 at 5:41 PM

The colour of the yolk depends on the level of beta-carotene and xanthophylls like lutein present, and so is a reflection of the content of the hen's diet. In many cases, a deeper colour is indicative of a higher quality, more nutrient dense diet... (more)

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by 50 · about 15 hours ago

I was making a shake (I usually go with some raw eggs, protein powder, pure cocoa, and cinnamon) and half my egg shell fell in. Instead of digging it out of the mess I left it in and blended it up. It blended well, aside from a little bit of... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · April 15, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I would imagine properly washed, the only concern would be adequate acidity to break them down, they are basically calcium carbonate. how much to consume? if you're eating a balanced paleo diet... none. too much calcium is a bad thing, and... (more)

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by 139 · October 18, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Hey, guys! In a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Dave Asprey talked about eating raw eggs, and that the only concern you could have about it would be cleaning the eggshell (to minimize the risks of Salmonella infection). My main... (more)

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by 91 · October 18, 2014 at 3:52 AM

so is it? how bioavailable is it?

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Nemesis 0 · January 04, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I've heard of people adding egg shell powder to straight lemon or lime juice and letting them dissolve into a goop, which makes calcium citrate and is more bioavailable than the calcium carbonate of regular egg shells. The calcium also neutralizes... (more)

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by 85 · October 18, 2014 at 3:34 AM

So, I probably don't get enough calcium when not eating canned salmon from TJs. Most days I get ~30% rda if lucky, so I would like to incorporate egg shells. They are 95-97% calcium, and seems like a waste throwing them away. They also seem more... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · April 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

You can grind them in coffee grinder for fine powder. Or you might just eat your braised oxtail bones that you add to your stock pot. They go soft enough to eat. And tastes better than eggshell powder.

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by 393 · October 18, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I intend to use eggshells to make my own calcium supplement. I read somewhere that eggshells submerged in acetic acid yield calcium acetate. Is this true? And if so, would submerging them in lemon juice eventually yield calcium citrate?

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Adam_Crafter 0 · March 08, 2011 at 8:03 PM

You can add them to a working Bone Broth with a bit of Vinegar, and the calcium you seek will go into the soup that you drink.

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