Special Report on Emu Meat


Emu, the healthy red meat recognized by the 
American Heart Association

 
Serving size: 100 grams (3.5 oz)

 
Analysis Emu Catfish Chicken Turkey Beef 
  Thigh 
(raw)
Channel 
(raw)
Broilers or 
Fryers" 
Breast Meat Only 
(raw)
Fryer or 
Roaster 
Flesh only 
(raw)
Bottom Round 
separable: lean 
& fat all grades 
(raw)
Protein 23.3 grams 18.2 grams 23.1 grams 22.3 grams 19.9 grams
Calories 109 113 110 104 225
Sodium 71.6 
mg.
63 mg. 65mg. 61mg. 55mg.
Calcium 0.3mg. 40mg. 11mg. 12mg. 5mg.
Iron 5 mg. 1 mg. 0.7 mg 1.4 mg. 2.1 mg.
Cholesterol 57.5 mg. 58 mg. 64 mg. 73 mg. 65 mg.
Fat 1.7 grams 4.3 grams 1.2 grams 1.6 grams 15.6 grams
Saturated Fat 0.6 grams 1.0 grams 0.3 grams 0.6 grams 6.5 grams
Monoun- 
saturated fat
0.7 grams 1.6 grams 0.3 grams 0.7 grams 7.2 grams
Polyun- 
saturated fat
0.4 grams 1.0 grams 0.3 grams 0.4 grams 0.6 grams

Data for catfish, chicken, turkey and beef is from 
USDA Handbook No. 8. 
Data for Emu is from Silliker Laboratories of Texas, Inc.,
a food testing laboratory. 
 Cooking emu meat


 
 
Emu can be cooked in much the same way as the finer cuts of lean beef. However, because emu meat is low in fat, with a high moisture content, care must be taken not to overcook it. Grilling and stove top cooking should be done at very high temperatures. Cooking time is very short for these types of preparation. Overcooking can result in dryness and toughness. For grilling and stovetop cooking, rare to medium rare doneness generally yields the best results, just as is recommended for fine grades of beef. For slow cooking, an internal temperature of 160 degrees yields excellent results.

 
 

 

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