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  • So... Eggshells in smoothies?

    Anyone ever done it? I just threw three whole eggs in the smoothie I was making, raw. My blender doesn't seem to blend the eggs up well on its own (they just stick to the sides). But I can drink the little pieces it makes up easy.

    I read on the website post, that they should be soaked in lemon juice to change the calcium. Is this necessary? I got berries in my smoothie.. if that changes anything.

  • #2
    Uh, I hope you're washing the eggs very thoroughly. If not, that's a case of poisoning waiting to happen. As for eggshells, whatever floats your boat. I knew a kid that liked eating boogers.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Damiana View Post
      I knew a kid that liked eating boogers.
      Come now, Damiana, quit talking 'bout yourself. Heh.

      I'm with Damiana, if it floats your boat, make sure you thoroughly wash 'em. The extra calcium in sardines is what floats my boat.

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      • #4
        Wash 'em? Like just the outside egg shell?

        They're pastured. Either way I don't really care, unless there's something super bad I'm unaware of that would be on the egg shell.

        I eat sardines sometimes too.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Phresh View Post
          Wash 'em? Like just the outside egg shell?

          They're pastured. Either way I don't really care, unless there's something super bad I'm unaware of that would be on the egg shell.

          I eat sardines sometimes too.
          Considering the eggs come out the same hole as the chicken poo and they aren't always washed because it removes the 'bloom' that protects the inside of the egg from bacteria~ I'd drop them in boiling water for a few seconds, just to be sure.

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          • #6
            I used to make my own calcium supplement from eggshell, but every source I ever came across for how to do this ALWAYS said to heat treat the eggshells (in boiling water or the oven) to disinfect the fecal matter/other gross bacteria contamination others mentioned. If you really want to make use of that calcium, why not use the eggshells to make a calcium supplement?

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            • #7
              Cause it's easier to throw them in a blender and blend. Portable, quick, no prep required. I get what you're all saying but I suppose I'll probably just keep doing what I'm doing unless I see some hard evidence that my health is being negatively affected by "gross bacteria". I think I do enough "gross" things and haven't been sick in years.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Phresh View Post
                Cause it's easier to throw them in a blender and blend. Portable, quick, no prep required. I get what you're all saying but I suppose I'll probably just keep doing what I'm doing unless I see some hard evidence that my health is being negatively affected by "gross bacteria". I think I do enough "gross" things and haven't been sick in years.
                Take two seconds to google 'bacterial contamination of eggshells', I'm sure you'll find plenty of hard evidence. But you clearly don't care, so I'm not sure why you even bothered to post. Have fun in the emergency room.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Phresh View Post
                  Wash 'em? Like just the outside egg shell?

                  They're pastured. Either way I don't really care, unless there's something super bad I'm unaware of that would be on the egg shell.

                  I eat sardines sometimes too.
                  aaahhhh, chicken shit on the shells?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
                    Take two seconds to google 'bacterial contamination of eggshells', I'm sure you'll find plenty of hard evidence. But you clearly don't care, so I'm not sure why you even bothered to post. Have fun in the emergency room.
                    I was just asking about the calcium. I appreciate the tidbit about feces, and I was not trying to be "rude". I just like talking about things I guess.

                    Anyways - I've eaten much worse, never gotten sick much less had to go to the emergency room for it. I think I'll be okay.

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                    • #11
                      I have never seen people react so strongly and quickly to something except in the world of politics and Youtube! Everyone have a cup of tea or something.

                      Original Poster-- I can't imagine that would be very pleasant feeling. Even after putting my eggshells, clean and dried, in a spice-grinder, they were too mealy to add to food. For my taste.
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                      • #12
                        My moms friend sends me eggs sometimes and often she lets me know they haven't been washed yet (plus!)...needless to say they never get washed. Nothing wrong with good bacteria my friend.

                        As far as eating the shell, I've never done it but know people who have. Not that I'm scared of it, just doesn't really appeal to me.
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                        • #13
                          no need to be pains in the ass to OP, it's uncalled for

                          that said, if snails living 'mongst and munching egg shells gives them shells of steel, and egg shells get tossed in compost for the calcium, i imagine you're getting some benefit from downing them in smoothies
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                          • #14
                            Organic, free-range, happy chicken shit have the possibility of containing salmonella too. Just be careful when eating egg shell, not trying to be a pain in the ass. It's a serious health risk. Just because OP has never gotten it doesn't mean it can't happen. You can sleep with someone with herpes and not get infected but isn't it better to be safe?
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                            • #15
                              i'm not sure i'm open minded enough to sleep next to someone having a big herp outbreak
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