Our Price : $99.99 On average one ostrich egg has around 47% protein, and almost 2000 calories.
Not only can you eat them but they are delicious, surprisingly healthy and available online or even in certain supermarkets. Ostrich eggs contain more magnesium and iron, a lot less cholesterol and a little less saturated fat than the equivalent serving of chicken eggs .
While talking about the taste of an Ostrich egg , it is almost similar like a chicken’s egg . Moreover, when it’s cooked, it feels somewhat more robust than that of a chicken egg . A boiled ostrich egg seems to produce the same flavour as a chicken egg .
Fresh ostrich eggs for eating sell for about $35–50 a piece. A single ostrich egg is the equivalent of 2-dozen chicken eggs ! According to the American Ostrich Association, a single bird can lay 40–60 eggs a year. At 50 eggs a year for $40/ egg , each ostrich can give you an extra $2000/year.
That means, per serving, an ostrich egg is a good source of choline and B vitamins such as vitamin B12, riboflavin and folic acid. However, ostrich eggs contain less vitamin E and vitamin A than that of a chicken egg . Ostrich eggs again are richer in magnesium and iron than chicken eggs .
An ostrich egg equals around 24 chicken eggs — here’s how to fry one. One ostrich egg weighs more than three pounds, and the equivalent of about two-dozen chicken eggs .
Turkey’s take up more space, and don’t lay eggs as often. They also have to be raised for quite a bit longer before they begin to lay. This means that housing and feed-related expenses would be considerably higher for turkey eggs compared to eggs from chickens.
Ten Things You Can Do With an Ostrich Egg At an average of 3.1 pounds, ostrich eggs are 20 times the weight of a chicken egg . Buy the largest frying pan you can find, spray on the Pam, and make a giant fried egg . For target practice, throw the egg at a running ostrich . Use the egg , or eggs if you can afford them, to “ egg ” someone’s house.
The largest egg on record weighed 2.589 kg (5 lb 11.36 oz) and was laid by an ostrich (Struthio camelus) at a farm owned by Kerstin and Gunnar Sahlin (Sweden) in Borlänge, Sweden, on 17 May 2008.
Obviously, the amazing speed of the ostrich is helpful in outrunning predators, but the ostrich can also use its powerful legs to kick like a kangaroo. In fact, its kick is strong enough to kill a lion .
Ostriches require between one and three acres of land in order to run and remain healthy. Build a simple shelter to protect the birds from harsh weather, and construct a fence to prevent the ostriches from escaping.
It’s ostrich egg season and this giant British variety is making its annual appearance in selected Waitrose stores this week. The eggs – which weigh a bulky 2kg – are sourced from a farm in Lincolnshire. They are said to be the equivalent of 24 chicken eggs and are on sale for £19.99 each.