Sodium Bicarbonate Improves Eggshells

The substitution of sodium biocarbonate (NaHCO3) for a portion of the salt (NaCl) is often beneficial for improving eggshell strength. Many experiments were conducted to measure the potential benefits of this practice. It was assumed that the CO3 from the NaHCO3 was useful in deposition of calcium (CaCO3) in the eggshell. However, it was found that sodium reduced the plasma phosphorus and was responsible for improving eggshells.1-6-1

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