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Ostrich, Common Ostrich

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Common Ostrich, Ostrich

Beef like flavor with a delicate texture.

Lean, Bold, Flavorful, Savory

Food Information:

THE PASTURE - offer pastured Ostrich that generally feed on the insects, grasses and seeds of their environment. The diet is supplemented with a high quality all natural feed that is packed with protein from natural grains. They are processed in strict accordance to USDA food safety and are readily available year-round.

THE BIRD - Looking for a great beef alternative? Don't hide your head in the sand when it comes to Ostrich. Ostrich is a phenomenal "Red Meat". It offers a lean alternative to beef and has a close resemblance in appearance and flavor. Ostrich does, however, have a depth of flavor that surpasses those resemblances. Ostrich has become a very popular protein in the United States and is welcomed to those cutting down on richer meats. It shares a lean quality found in other birds, but blows them away in heartiness. Ostrich holds a multitude of applications. From rare grilled filet to smoked sirloin, the Ostrich is a bird that is more than just the word. Put a big bird on the board and your guests will be impressed. 

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

Eastern United States


Eastern United States


SFS Partnership

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