Egg Shell Powder as an Unusual Food Ingredient for Calcium Fortification

Authors

  • Radhika Yadav
  • Sriram Modi
  • Aarti Tilekar

Keywords:

Eggshell, calcium supplement, eggshell powder, fortification

Abstract

Individuals in rural areas lack in calcium levels, and do not spend much in buying supplements, research shows that the tribal in some regions used chicken egg shell powder as a major source to fulfill the required calcium content by the body. It is a waste utilization move where the egg shells are used as a cheap and easily available source of calcium, as egg shells are a rich source of calcium. This egg shell powder can be fortified in food products by use of novel technologies like high intensity pulsed electric field, high energy milling for efficient extraction of egg shell powder.

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Published

2020-09-02

How to Cite

[1]
R. Yadav, S. Modi, and A. Tilekar, “Egg Shell Powder as an Unusual Food Ingredient for Calcium Fortification”, FASJ, vol. 1, no. 3, Sep. 2020.