The 600 g green emu egg

29-02-2008 | |
The 600 g green emu egg

American Emu Association states that emu eggs, even though they are not yet so popular, are a seasonal item available from October through April. Additionally, these eggs are green.

These green eggs are quite large and are laid by the emu. Standing nearly 6 feet tall and weighing over 110 pounds (50 kg), the emu lays a dark green egg that has an average weight of one and a half pounds (600 g).

The eggs have good nutritional content – they contain 68% unsaturated fat and 8 of the 10 essential amino acids that we require, including Lysine. Lysine plays a major role in building muscles, calcium absorption, and the production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies.

With a volume equal to 10 chicken eggs, a single emu egg can make breakfast for a crowd.


Related links:

American Emu Association (AEA) 


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