How do ratites compare nutritionally to other meats?
According to the USDA: For a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving:
- raw emu contains approximately 95 calories, 20 grams protein, 1.5 grams fat and 50 milligrams cholesterol;
- raw ostrich contains approximately 100 calories, 25 grams protein, 2 grams fat and 60 milligrams cholesterol;
- raw rhea contains approximately 105 calories, 23 grams protein, 1.2 grams fat and 57 milligrams cholesterol.
See "How do you prepare ratites?" for more information.
Shannon Crosby, Dietetic Intern,
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009