Emu Bird EggThe emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia. It's also one of the most impressive in terms of physical attributes, especially when it comes to the emu egg. An emu egg can reach over six inches in length, weigh up to one pound, and have a most unusual emerald green color!
An emu egg is roughly five to six inches in length and weighs around one pound. It's also a lovely shade of green! In fact, the egg is so impressive that it has been used as a decorative element on cakes and other confections.
Emu eggs are not just pretty to look at. They're nutritious too! The eggs are high in cholesterol-reducing oleic acid and nearly half contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Watch this video to learn more about emu eggs.
Emu eggs are large and green. One of the largest bird eggs in the world, an emu egg measures around 5 to 6 inches in length and is roughly one pound in weight (by contrast, the average chicken egg weighs only about two ounces). It's also unusual for its color. While most bird eggs are white or brownish in color, emu eggs are not just pretty to look at, they're nutritious too! The eggs are high in cholesterol-reducing oleic acid and nearly half contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.
Emu eggs are wonderful to eat - they're about 30% larger than a chicken egg, making them much easier to fry or boil. The emu eggs we sell here at Emu Essentials come from the small town of Eumundi, Queensland. The city was named after the Australian Aborigines' word for "land of the emu."
The emu is the tallest bird native to Australia and is believed to be the second heaviest bird in the world (ostrich is first). This flightless bird doesn't fly, but with its strong legs, it can run up to 31 miles per hour. It has a long neck and long legs, and the male has a dark brown plumage while the female is smaller, lighter in color, and has a more slender neck.
Emus are opportunistic feeders that eat insects (e.g., beetles), reptiles (e.g., snakes), roots of plants (e.g., tubers), fruits, grains (e.g., wheat), and grasses. They can go several days without drinking water, getting what they need from the plants they eat. The emu has a crop near its throat where it can store food to help digestion and facilitate eating quickly when it detects a threat.