Do Not Throw Away Your Egg Shells: Here Are The Reasons Why

Millions of people around the world are eating eggs because it is a highly nutritious food packed with mineral, calcium, and protein.

Probably, you follow the same breakfast preparation-routine every day: crack an egg, open to whisk it for an omelet or peel a hard-boiled egg, then toss the eggshells away.

But wait, have you ever thought about the value of these eggshells you are always throwing?

Listed Below Are The Amazing Ways Wherein You Can Use These Eggshells

Do It Yourself Calcium Supplement

According to a 2005 study published in the Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science, 97% of the content of the eggshells are calcium carbonate.

Eggshells can be used in preparing a calcium supplement that can help strengthen the bones and prevent bone-associated disorders.

Results of the study published in The International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Research showed that you can find a rich supply of natural calcium, and other elements like fluorine and strontium in a powder extracted from eggshells. These can help reduce pain and bone deterioration and promote bone density and movement in patients with osteoporosis.

Take the shells of 12 eggs and rinse them. Boil the shells in a pot of water while keeping them completely submerged in water with the help of a spoon. You will soon notice foam building-up at the top. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, strain the water out and set your eggshells aside. Heat the shells in an oven at 200 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes to let them dry completely. Crush the eggshells with your hands and then grind them in a coffee grinder or food processor for a couple of minutes.

Your calcium supplement is now ready. Just take 1 teaspoon of eggshell calcium supplement daily.

Make sure that the shells you’ll be using are from an organic, pastured chicken egg (preferably farm fresh eggs).

Remove Tea And Coffee Stains From Mugs

Eggshells can help remove those stains found in your old cups and mugs.

Boil, dry and grind 12 eggshells as described previously. Fill the stained mug with warm water and throw in the eggshell powder. Set the mixture in the mug overnight.

The next morning, the stains will be lightened or vanished completely.

A Remineralizing Toothpaste

Enamel is the shiny, tough substance covering the outside of your teeth. It protects your teeth from weakness and decay.

Consuming too sugary foods, junk foods, or caffeinated drinks can gradually wear off your enamel and all the essential minerals.

A toothpaste made from eggshells can help strengthen your teeth and refurbish it with minerals. In the long run, it will sufficiently remineralize your teeth.

Boil, dry and grind the shells from 12 eggs as described in the steps for making a calcium supplement. Mix the eggshell powder, 1 to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (as much as you need to get a smooth consistency), 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional) in a bowl. Store it in a small jar. Use it every morning as regular toothpaste.

Sweeten Coffee And Make It Less Acidic

Eggshells can reduce the bitterness of coffee grounds.

The eggshells’ alkaline calcium carbonate content can fight off the acidity of the coffee, thus changing its taste and making it less bitter.

Just add 1 teaspoon of crushed or powdered eggshells to your coffee grounds and brew your coffee the way you always do.

Fun Kids’ Activity

If you have kids, then activities involving eggshells would be a great way to keep them creative and occupied. You can teach them how to grow a plant in an eggshell.

Boil and dry the eggshells thoroughly. Begin by painting or drawing on the eggshells with some paint and paintbrushes or colored markers. You can color them a single color, make them multicolored or decorate them with patterns. Dry the eggshell by setting them aside.

After the shells have dried out, add some potting soil to fill the eggshells a little more than halfway then add 2 bean seeds or a couple of grass seeds. Cover the seeds completely by sprinkling some soil over it and spray them with little lime water.

In 1 to days, the bean seed should sprout, meanwhile, the grass seeds may take longer. Keep them on the window after they sprout. Doing this will help them get enough sunlight.

Fertilize Your Plants

Eggshells can nourish your plants with calcium and other minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorous. Aside from this, it will also prevent your pant from rotting.

Simply boil and dry the shells from 12 eggs as described previously in order to clean them thoroughly. These shells can fertilize 2 to 4 plants. Use a coffee grinder or food processor to powder them and sprinkle it all over the soil around your plants. You should water the area to help the eggshells seep into the soil and begin delivering nutrients to your plants.

This eggshell fertilizer will help prevent eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes to rotting due to calcium deficiency.