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Thursday, August 15, 2013


Ostrich Eggs

     Why are these eggs so costly?  What is the big deal on Ostrich Eggs?  Have you been seeing these eggs popping up in your local farmer's market or supermarkets?


Ostrich eggs are 20 times the weight of chicken eggs.
Ostriches are the heaviest, largest, and fastest bird species in the world.
Can weigh 400 pounds.
Growing up 10 feet tall.
The difference in gender - females are brownish gray and males are black with white wing and tail feathers.
Ostriches are omnivores.
Ostriches can live over 50 years.
Ostriches eyes are large than any land animal.
An entire ostrich egg is approximately 2,000 calories.
Ostrich egg rich in magnesium.
Ostrich egg is lower in cholesterol than chicken egg.
Ostrich eggs are preferred by some people than chicken eggs because of their benefits are better.
An ostrich egg can feed many people.
Ostrich egg has 47% proteins, 44.3% fats, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, E, riboflavin, and thiamine.

Cracking the ostrich egg is a task.  It takes a while to crack the egg open unlike a chicken egg.  Some people use an electric drill while others use a hammer and a screw driver.  

I found a nice "to do" video of a family bonding together in cooking and prepping an ostrich omelette.  

Some keep the ostrich egg shell to make artifacts as to chicken eggs others use the shells to fertilize their plants.

Chicken Eggshells
Crushed Chicken Eggshells for fertilizing plants

     Above all it's a preference on what kind of eggs you prefer.  As you now know not many people just eat chicken eggs.  Others will go out to buy that exotic expensive egg for taste, health benefits, or he/she knows one ostrich egg can be able to feed many people.

                                                                       So, how do you like your eggs?

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