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EMU

Emu are native to Australia and are members of the ratite family of flightless birds.  Other members of this family are the Cassowary from Austraila and New Guinea, the Ostrich from Africa, the Rhea from South America, and the Kiwi from New Zealand.

The Emu is the national bird of Australia.

A mature emu can weigh up to almost 150 pounds and stand 5 to 6 feet tall. They can run at speeds up to about 40 miles per hour in short bursts. 

Emu are raised in the U.S. for both its oil and its meat. Emu meat is a red meat, low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein.  Emu has both a texture and taste similar to beef, and is a healthy alternative.

Emu eggs range from medium to very dark green in color and weigh about 3/4 pound.  The eggs are mostly yolk, and are very mild in flavor.

 

 

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