Emu Eggs Cost About ₹600/Piece And Can Feed 5 People; Here Are The Extraordinary Benefits Of It

by Mallika Khurana
Emu Eggs Cost About ₹600/Piece And Can Feed 5 People; Here Are The Extraordinary Benefits Of It

Imagine cracking open an egg that’s not just a morning ritual but a captivating journey into the extraordinary. Emu eggs, these giants among the avian world, hold secrets far beyond their colossal size. With shells that house a realm of possibilities and nutrients, they beckon the interest to dig into a culinary adventure that defies the ordinary. From feeding a family with a single egg to unravelling their nutritional treasures, let’s embark on a discovery that promises to reshape the way you view breakfast and beyond.

Have You Tried An Omelette Made Of Emu Egg?

For most of us, chicken eggs are a go-to option, one that we normally incorporate into our meals. But are those our only options? Wait till you see how emu eggs are big enough to feed 5-6 people! Emu eggs are notably larger than the eggs of common poultry. Costing around ₹600/piece (on Big Basket) in India, a single emu egg can weigh between 1.2 to 2 pounds (around 500 to 900 grams). In fact, it is roughly equivalent to a dozen to 16 chicken eggs in terms of volume. Due to their substantial size, emu eggs can provide a hearty meal for a family, especially when considering their nutritional benefits.

Recently, a content creator, Come.Grill.With.Me by Irene Sharp, shared a video of cracking open an emu egg to make an omelette on X (previously known as Twitter), and it left the netizens amazed! The gorgeous teal shell of the egg intrigued everyone and the huge yolk that came did it some more. This egg that looks like an avocado on the outside caught the attention of many foodies. While some were surprised by the beautiful colour and thickness of the shell, others wanted to know what it would taste like.

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Here’s Why You Must Add Them To Your Diet

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Besides their enormous size that will save you from making multiple omelettes for your family, these eggs hold many more benefits. Emu eggs are a rich source of essential nutrients, including protein, healthy fats, vitamins (such as vitamin D, B12, and A), and minerals (like iron and phosphorus). These nutrients play crucial roles in supporting overall health, immune function, and energy levels.

They are also reported to have lower cholesterol content compared to chicken eggs. It makes them a favourable choice for individuals watching their cholesterol intake. These eggs provide a good balance of healthy fats, which can positively impact heart health. They also have a unique flavour profile that’s often described as richer and creamier than chicken eggs. Their larger size makes them suitable for various culinary applications, from baking and cooking to scrambling or making omelettes. 

While emu eggs are not as commonly available as chicken eggs, they offer a unique culinary experience.

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