2nd October 2019

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Can you put egg shells in the recycling?

No, egg shells are kitchen waste, therefore cannot be recycled. They can however be added to your compost bin.

Consequently, is it safe to eat egg shells?

Is eating it good for my health or bad? A. Crunching coarse bits of eggshell will probably not make much difference in meeting your nutritional needs, but scientific studies have reported that powdered eggshells can be a useful source of dietary calcium.

What happens when you eat the shell of an egg?

Eating an egg shell would be like taking an antacid like Tums. They are both made from calcium carbonate (CaCO3). The hydrochloric acid in your stomach would react with it forming calcium and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide will form as a gas (foamy) and the calcium portion will be absorbed to build strong bones.

What are eggshells good for in the garden?

What Good Are Eggshells in the Garden? Eggshells provide a boost of calcium to the soil to be soaked up by your plants as well as helping level off your soil pH. They also help fend off blossom end rot in tomatoes and other nightshade fruits.
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