How to Make Eggshell Calcium

20 Dec

Ingredients and equipment:

1 carton of organic pastured chicken eggs

If you can get fresh from the farm, even better and try to get eggs from chickens that don’t eat soy. Pay the extra price since this will serve as a supplement and is much cheaper than buying calcium tablets. Confused how to find or know if eggs are good quality? Here’s a tip… the thicker the shell, the more nutrients.

 
1 stock pot
1 coffee grinder
1 small Mason jar with secure and clean lid

Directions
Use up your eggs as you normally would, keeping the shell in the carton to make your supplement

When you have your dozen shells, rinse them well in water. Remove any whites that might be stuck but don’t remove membrane as these have extra nutrients.

Fill a stock pot with approximately 6 cups of filtered water and bring to a boil.
Carefully put your eggshells into water. (This will kill any harmful pathogens)
Let cook for 10 minutes.
Drain shells.
Spread the shells on glass or stainless steel baking sheet and let dry overnight. In the morning, put in a 200 degree oven for about 10 minutes to completely dry out.

Once completed, put a few shells into a coffee grinder and run until they are pulverized into a granular form. Continue until all of your shells are powder.

Store in a tightly sealed Mason jar in the cupboard away from heat or moisture.

How to Consume
1 tsp. contains approximately 800-1,000 mg. of calcium. Consume by mixing in a small amount of water with a meal. Consume 3/4 to 1 tsp daily, divided in 3 servings with meals. Don’t consumer more than 1 tsp a day as it can irritate sensitive digestive tracks.

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2 Responses to “How to Make Eggshell Calcium”

  1. Roger Brodzinski December 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    what about the ink date on them?

    • Hellocupcakeitsme.com December 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Printing directly onto eggs requires the use of a food grade (FDA) compliant ink which I believe is Corn Starch and Soy based.

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