Uses for Leftover Water from Boiling Eggs

When you boil an egg, some of the calcium from the shell leaches into the water.  This is a good thing!  You now have water plus calcium.  Here are two good uses for the calcium water left over from cooking eggs.

  • When the water cools down, use it to water tomatoes.  It will add some calcium to the soil which can help prevent or treat blossom-end rot.  (Add crushed up egg shells for more effect.)
  • Use the water in making soups and stock.  The calcium survived being boiled out of the egg shell, it will survive a little soup-making.

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