Ostrich meat is known as the most healthy red meat.
Its distinct, subtle taste and versatility has made ostrich meat a most sought after menu item by hoteliers, restaurateurs, home cooks and caterers throughout the world. It is high in protein, cholesterol free and low in kilojoules & fat.
Ostrich vs Other Meat
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER 100g RAW, EXTRA-TRIM MEAT
Type of Meat Energy Value KJ Protein (g) Fat (g)
OSTRICH FILLET 392 KJ 21.3 g 0.80 g
BEEF FILLET 543 KJ 19.0 g 5.95 g
PORK FILLET 498 KJ 19.5 g 4.50 g
CHICKEN BREAST FILLET 458 KJ 21.5 g 2.50 g
LAMB STIR-FRY 619 KJ 19.0 g 8.00 g
Source: South African Ostrich Business Chamber