Benefits & Risks Of Eating Egg Shell

Egg shell is the outer part of the egg which is hard by supporting egg without damaging. Egg shell is grainy in texture. Egg shell is made up of almost calcium (calcium carbonate), it is a semi-permeable membrane. which means that air and moisture can pass through its pores. The shell also has a thin outermost coating called the cuticle that helps keep out bacteria and dust.

Getting enough dietary calcium is easy for most people. Using egg shells can reduce kitchen wastes. Egg shell also contain protein and minerals. In this article we are going to know the benefits and risk factors of egg shells.

Calcium in egg shells are used as calcium supplements by making shells into fine powder.

Egg shell as supplement

Calcium present in egg shells is used as supplement. Egg shells are made into fine powder. This is the cheapest product which we can use as supplement for calcium deficiency diseases.

We can reduce osteoporosis, increase bone health, as it also contain some minerals. We have to remove white layer that appear when the egg is boiled.

Risk Factors

Some studies said that taking egg shell power is safe for humans. But we have to be very careful while making into powder. Large pieces may cause some problems like injuring throat.

The main thing we have to keep in mind is that, egg shell contain lots of bacteria like Salmonella enteritidis. To avoid the risk of food poisoning, make sure to boil eggs before eating their shell. Moreover calcium supplements also contain some toxic substances. So, it is better to avoid eating egg shells.