When it comes to the combination of great taste and healthiness, ostrich is truly one of the most superior meats in existence. It may be unusual for some to think about the planet's largest bird in this manner, but the taste of ostrich is incredibly similar to prime beef.
Ostrich, a red meat, is even lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than skinless chicken and turkey, while remaining high in iron and protein. It is also the leading recommended source of protein from a wide variety of health organizations, including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Association and American Diabetic Association.
What's more, due to the ostrich's ideal pH balance, the meat does not attract harmful bacteria like E.coli or salmonella, unlike chicken and other meats.
This combination of great taste and nutrition, and its incredible ease and versatility in cooking, is why ostrich has so rapidly found its way onto the menu of many of the nation's finest restaurants.
Ostrich Nutrition Comparison
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Ostrich from the World's Premier Source
The ostrich I offer you comes from Blackwing Meats, who are known to five-star chefs -- including chefs at some of the finest restaurants here in Chicago, such as Chef Roland Liccioni at Les Nomades and Chef Charley Trotter -- as the premier source of both ostrich and bison. I have been ordering my own ostrich and bison from Blackwing since early 2002 and, though I tried various other sources, I now refuse to get these meats anywhere else due to Blackwing's exceptional taste and freshness.
All of Blackwing's ostrich are free-range, consuming a diet primarily of alfalfa (unlike almost any other meat, less than 20% of their diet is grain in the form of barley or corn).
Our Exclusive Omega-3 Ostrich is Available to You!
As you may know, most Americans are seriously deficient in omega-3, in large part because the foods containing omega-3 are quite limited. Therefore, Blackwing Meats and I have agreed to make ostrich patties with omega-3 available here to you.
The ostriches used to make these ground patties are still free-ranged and raised without hormones, steroids or antibiotics, but their diet is also includes a substantial amount of flax seeds, one of the few foods truly high in omega-3s. Ostriches digest 100% of what they consume, so this translates into a meat high in omega-3s for you!
However, because only a certain quantity of Blackwing's ostriches are on this diet and it takes time to raise them, supplies of our omega-3 ostrich patties are limited! Depending on demand, more and more of Blackwing's ostrich will be put on this diet, but periodically we expect the supply to run out -- so if you are interested I recommend you order your omega-3 ostrich patties soon!
Versatile and Easy to Prepare
Ostrich is a healthy and tasty substitute for any red or white meat, including beef, chicken, turkey, pork, or lamb, in any of your favorite recipes. It absorbs your favorite seasonings and marinates rapidly.
It is also one of the simplest meats to prepare. I recommend you never cook ostrich more than medium, so it is red in the center when you cut into it. When roasting the meat, use low temperature and moisture, and cook uncovered to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Finally, yet another wonderful thing about ostrich meat is that there is no shrinkage when you cook it, and there are no bones!
Order Your Ostrich and Omega-3 Ostrich Today
Click on either button below to view the cut selections and order your ostrich. The prices -- even after the shipping costs -- are lower than what you'll find in most health food and grocery stores for ostrich, and yet you'll be getting the Blackwing brand, considered the premier ostrich by five-star chefs across the nation.
In order to ensure maximum freshness, ostrich orders are only shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, when they are received from the farms. Any order placed Thursday through Sunday will be fulfilled on Monday.
Your order will be shipped frozen and vacuum-sealed in a highly protective box via UPS/DHL guaranteed delivery. For best results on thawing, I recommend you place it in your refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, don't keep the ostrich in your refrigerator for more than five days.