Ostrich is a red meat that tastes similar to beef but it is even lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than beef, chicken and turkey. The meat contains only 2 grams of fat per 3 oz serving, which is about 3-5% of your daily value. It is a great source of both iron and protein, specifically, complete proteins, which contain all 9 of the essential amino acids our bodies need. A wide variety of organizations like the American Heart Association, American Cancer Association and American Diabetic Association all recommend Ostrich meat as a healthy source of protein.
Nutritional Comparison of Ostrich Meat to Other Types of Meat
|Serving (3 oz.)||Calories||Protein (grams)||Fat (grams)||Cholesterol (mg)|
|Beef (lean, steak)||240||23||15||77|
|Pork (lean, loin)||275||24||19||84|