eggshells on your dish

@2timothy (794)
Philippines
August 24, 2009 9:04am CST
I love eggs whether it is hard or soft boiled, scrambled, sunny-side up, omelet, whether century egg, salted egg, chicken egg, duck egg, pigeon egg, quail egg, but what spoils this enjoyment is when eggshell pieces get in the way. I know that eggshells are edible and are even rich in calcium, in fact I don't mind if they are mixed into the dish as long as they are ground into powder. Anyone have the same or contrary feelings and experiences?
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@slogger (48)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I agree with you that an eggshell in my food can ruin the appeal of a good quality meal. However, I do not like the shell mixed into my food in any form. For some reason, the thought of eating the shell just makes me think of little bits of shell in my egg and completely ruins my appetite for them. Maybe one day i will be able to get over my fear of eating the shell. Until then, I will just have to be on the lookout for any stray shells that might be hiding out in my food!
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
If they are ground into powder, I'll not be able to distinguish if it is flour or eggshell powder and thus fine with me. But I would surely immediately spit out the shells for they are not like peanuts or some other seeds or nuts that we mix into some dishes to give them the crunchy texture. Keeping vigilance while eating is not an enjoyable way to eat at all.
• United States
24 Aug 09
You are right that it is not an enjoyable way to eat but it does ensure that the food itself does not become horrid. I have never, to the best of my knowledge, eaten any food that contains powdered egg shells. Are there any common foods that you know of that can contain powdered eggshell? I am interested in at least trying it out to see what it tastes like.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
I don't think there is any common dish I know of that has eggshell as an ingredient. They do use it though as a calcium food supplement for humans and pets. Eggshells don't have a taste (at least not strong enough for me to identify it).
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Aug 09
I do not like egg shells in any of my egg dishes so i try to remove them. I find that if the egg shell is especially fragile then there is a better chance of getting the egg shell in the dish. And I can sure find out if there are any fragments even if they are ground, so I try to remove them before I put the dish on the stove or in the oven.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, not in any of my bread or cakes either. Though eggs is one of the most common food in the world, eggshells are not.
@sblossom (2169)
24 Aug 09
I also hear eggshell is very good for our body, however I don’t think I can eat it. I know a recipe to eat eggshell I think it’s more acceptable. Wash egg clearly and put it in a vinegar container. Wait for about 15 days then the eggshell will be very soft. Take the egg out and have the vinegar as a drink. Also you can cook the eggshell. Many people in my country believe it would be helpful to your bone and teeth. However I never try it. I like egg just when I cook it with tomatoes. Basically I don’t eat egg often.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
One eggshell can be grounded to a teaspoon of powder containing 1800 mg of calcium. Recommended daily allowance of calcium is 800 mg, more than 2500 mg is calcium overdose.