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What is an ostrich?

Ostrich is a speice of a large flightless bird native to Africa. The ostrich shares the same order as of Kiwi, Emus, Cassowaries etc.It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs, and can run at up to about 70 km/h (19 m/s; 43 mph),the fastest land speed of any bird.The ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest eggs of any living bird.

The ostrich's diet consists mainly of plant matter, though it also eats invertebrates. It lives in nomadic groups of 5 to 50 birds. When threatened, the ostrich will either hide itself by lying flat against the ground, or run away. If cornered, it can attack with a kick of its powerful legs. Mating patterns differ by geographical region, but territorial males fight for a harem of two to seven females.

Health Benefits?

The bird meat is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 that ensures exclusivity in its taste and health. Its meat is rich in protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and various other nutritional factors with low fat and cholesterol, which is extremely healthy for human body. Ostrich eggs also have their own benefits, which equals it nutritional factors to 2 dozen of chicken eggs. It is said that it also contains less calories than chicken.

Outlets & availability?

It has its many exclusive and retail outlets for packaged meat. The ostrich dishes are also served in many restaurants all over the city.

How to cook?

Since the bird meat contains little fat, they can easily dry out. Fry in a little oil, quickly sealing the meat each side, then cook for approximate 5 minutes, and allow rest before serving. It needs to be cooked rare to medium-rare; however, any more than that and the meat will end up being dry and hard to eat. Ostrich can last weeks in the fridge.