Australian ostrich eggs are rich in protein and have a nutritional value equivalent to eight eggs.
Recently, many high-end restaurants in Australia started to sell ostrich eggs as their dishes and they turn popular. A farmer Stephan Schmidt, from Queensland, said he sold over 3000 ostrich eggs in the past three months and he was shocked about the sale.
Stephan said he couldn't believe ostrich eggs were in such a good sale when his wife suggested him to promote them in a shopping centre. They had sold 500 eggs in the first week in Runaway Bay.
Stephan revealed the main customers are some retired people and bodybuilders. Australian ostrich eggs are rich in protein and have a nutritional value equivalent to eight eggs. People add chocolate milk and honey to make a milkshake, which is very popular in the city.
Another farmer Bev Tuner from South Australia have also received order from some high-end restaurants in Melbourne. Bev said the demand of ostrich eggs in the market is fierce and said he needed to feed more ostriches to cater the need in the market.
Nutritionist Maria Packard said that he has never eaten ostrich eggs, but knows that it has a high nutritional value, in addition to high protein, but also rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals and healthy fat.
Since the Australian ostrich only lays eggs in the winter, it is very difficult to taste it in the restaurant after this season, so it has become the target of many diners.
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