With it’s a combination of great taste and nutrition and its incredible ease and versatility in cooking, ostrich meat has rapidly found its’ way onto the menu of many of the finest restaurants in the world. Chefs like its’ amazing fresh meaty taste and are finding many exciting ways to prepare and present ostrich.

The ostrich meat you buy from Northfork is all natural. We do not use any hormones, antibiotics or chemicals and additive in our ostrich cuts.

If you’ve never tried ostrich meat, you’re missing a treat! Ostrich is like premium beef in taste and texture. It grills like any lean steak, and because it is so lean you will not see any shrinkage during cooking and have more meat to enjoy!

Ostrich meat is iron rich, and it is a great way to reduce your fat and cholesterol intake –  while still giving you an awesome, savory, meaty meal. When it comes to the combination of great taste and healthy eating, ostrich is truly one of the most superior meats. It’s even lower in fat than white meat chicken or turkey.

The meat is very easy to prepare

Never cook ostrich more than to medium. It should be read in the center when you cut into it. Use low temperature and moisture when roasting. The ideal internal temperature when a roast is ready is 160 ° F.  Ostrich meat has no bones and no shrinkage.  We suggest that you brown both sides over high heat (broil, fry, BBQ) and then continue cooking over lower heat until you get it the way you like it. (Rare to Medium recommended). 

Most ground meats recipes advise you to drain the fat when sautéing ground meat, but ostrich ground meat is so lean there is no fat to drain. Ground Ostrich, can be used in any recipe calling for beef. Make chili, spaghetti sauce, delicious lasagna, or use it for any casserole.

Ostrich Meat Nutrition

This food is a good source of:

  • Protein
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • and more.

Ostrich patties provide a healthy alternative to regular hamburger patties, and many people consider them tastier and more interesting than poultry. An ostrich patty contains 22 g of protein, nearly half your daily protein allowance, in each serving.  One serving of ground ostrich delivers 84 percent of your daily vitamin B-12, 51 percent of your selenium and about one-quarter of your daily niacin, vitamin B-6, phosphorus, and zinc. It contains smaller but significant levels of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, potassium, and copper.


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