With approximately 90 percent of eggshells made up of pure calcium, a valuable mineral that is important for our muscles and bones, one might want to reconsider dumping their eggshells into the garbage can.
So how to make the most out of that precious calciumthen? Simple – just have a look below:
Start by rinsing 12 shells in a colander. Rinse thoroughly, but make sure that the membrane of the eggs remain.
Put the egg shells in a pot of boiling water and make sure they stay below the surface. Boil for 10 minutes to get rid of any bacteria.
Remove the eggs from the water and shake any remaining water off. Put the egg shells on a baking tray and place in oven set to 400 F for 15 minutes.
When the shells have become very crispy, remove and let cool. Then blend the eggshells in a blender until it reaches a powder consistency.
You have now produced a completely natural calcium source that you can add to your meals: simply sprinkle over soups, desserts, sauces or drinks. The added calcium can help you keep your body and bones healthy!
Half a teaspoon contains about 400 mg of calcium, according to The Crunchy Housewife.
What a brilliant health idea that both saves money and the environment!
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