Last week when I put the eggs in the freeze dryer, I saved the shells, scrubbed any visible “dirt” from the shells, washed them and then baked them. I put powdered egg shells in Rita’s food as a source of calcium but I was reading that powdered egg shells are also an excellent source of calcium for humans. I’m not giving medical advice . . don’t ever do anything I’m talking about! 🙂
We also give the chickens crushed egg shells. I don’t usually bake them if I’m giving them back to the chickens. I just put them in a bag and roll over them with the rolling pin a few times.
This article talks about using the powdered shells and there are many others out there.
Since I had the shells from 100 eggs last week, it was a good time to clean them up, bake them and powder them.
There are apparently several ways to consume the powdered shell. Place it on pizza . . that’s a good one for us! Some just put it in water and drink i t quickly. You can put it in a little apple cider vinegar, let it sit for a few minutes and it will totally dissolve. I like to add a little honey and water to ACV and drink it. Last night I did that with the egg shells/ACV and I didn’t even notice there were egg shells in it.
Most amazing of all to me is that 100 egg shells is a pretty big pile of egg shells and it ends up not even filling a pint jar!