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Although I’ve always known it’s a great source of calcium, I have never thought to eat it before

do you eat egg shells? if so, how do you prepare and eat it?

hspexy
5 months ago
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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen155 months ago

I’ve heard they are good to give to dogs 🤔 can’t say I fancy eating them.. too crunchy for my liking 🤣 same with most skins on fruits and veg, that’s where all the goodness is supposedly but dont fancy eating a kiwi skin...

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
5 months ago

I did not know that - not sure if I can get the dogs to eat it, unless it was well disguised. Haha no kiwi skin for me either lol

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi5 months ago

No....I would not eat them. And I think u need to powder them...

But I am sure there were a reason before we did not eat them. Maybe because the egg shell is not so clean and it can have some bacteria what can make us sick,

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hspexy
hspexy
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5 months ago

Yes you need to grind it down and can sprinkle it over other food, but it ought to be very clean. I have seen how eggs look in the shops sometimes, which does not make it appetising at all

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KirstyW
KirstyW5 months ago

Gave them to the dog broken up on her food as its good for her, never thought of eating it myself though

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
5 months ago

Lol that’s a good idea. I might try it with my cats. They currently happily lick egg shells, so it’s just taking the next step to get them more calcium 😊

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KirstyW
KirstyW4 months ago

hspexy yea you know never know, if you grind them down they might eat them

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff5 months ago

Best way to eat is to grind it up in a food processor and make it into a powder. I don't do this myself because I have a sensitivity towards it.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
5 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion. I have just tried grinding them down and sprinkling on food, so definitely will try food processor next

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees5 months ago

Egg shells are often not clean, and whenever I've accidentally had bits in my eggs, it's not a pleasant experience to have them in your mouth! Weirdly crunchy in a bad way. No thanks!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc5 months ago

Before you fry it or boil it, put it in a bowl and check to see if it's good to go. That's what I do.

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mso
mso5 months ago

I would of never dream of eating them myself 😂 literally that never ever crossed my mind 🤗

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc5 months ago

That's rough. I'd never eat that and doubt our dog would either, he'd rather eat human food or meat.

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Pjran
Pjran4 months ago

Thanks, I must tell my son as he reckons he needs a calcium supplement. I’m not sure he’ll eat egg shells even though they’re a good source of it.

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hspexy
hspexy
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4 months ago

I think if he puts it in a blender with other fruit to make a shake or smoothie, it will be much more appealing. I feel like I’ve wasted so many eggshells in the past now

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Pjran
Pjran4 months ago

hspexy I agree that sounds well hidden but he doesn’t eat fruit. Maybe he should make a thick soup and add some just before serving.

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