Meat Nutritional Information

Comparison of Ostrich Meat

SpeciesDescriptionProtein %Fat GramsCaloriesIron (mg)Cholesterol (mg)
Ostrich Cut Composite 26.9 3.0 142 3.2 83
Chicken Whole (no skin) 28.9 7.4 190 1.2 89
Turkey Whole (no skin) 29.3 5.0 170 1.8 76
Beef Retail Composite 29.9 9.3 211 3.0 86
Pork Retail Composite 39.3 9.7 212 1.1 86
Veal Retail Composite 31.9 6.6 196 1.1 118
Duck Meat Only 23.5 11.2 201 2.7 89
Deer Meat Only 30.2 3.2 158 4.5 112

Source: USDA Ag handbook 8 - except ostrich data obtained by Texas A&M University (avg of ten major muscles - study done 1993 & 1996)

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