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Making scrambled eggs for a crowd? Don’t throw away those eggshells! As you use eggs, rinse the shells under warm water to remove any leftover white, then store in the fridge in an airtight container. When ground into a powder, eggshells can be a great source of calcium. Use eggshell powder in smoothies or bake into bread for extra nutrients. Just be sure to check with your doctor before consuming eggshell powder.
for 1 serving
- 12 eggshells, brown or white, rinsed
- Calories 1081
- Fat 71g
- Carbs 5g
- Fiber 0g
- Sugar 3g
- Protein 95g
Estimated values based on one serving size.
- Preheat the oven to 225°F (105°C).
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the eggshells and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the shells from the water and transfer to a baking sheet.
- Bake the shells for 45–50 minutes, until they are completely dried out.
- Transfer the dried shells to a spice grinder or high-powered food processor. Blend until the shells are completely broken down into a fine powder.
- The eggshell powder will keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months. Add to smoothies for a calcium boost.