Do People Eat Ostrich Eggs?


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People do eat ostrich eggs. They use them to make scrambled eggs, omelettes and other common egg dishes. These large eggs are typically sold at ostrich farms and farmers markets and cost around $30.

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One ostrich egg is equal to about two dozen eggs laid by regular chickens and weighs about 3 pounds, making it suitable for feeding larger groups of people. The shells are very strong and take some effort to penetrate; a skewer and hammer may be needed to crack one open.

Ostrich eggs are healthier than chicken eggs. Though slightly higher in calories, they are lower in both saturated fat and cholesterol.

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