Tuesday, February 15

Ostrich Egg Facts

  • An ostrich hen lays one egg every two day, from the middle of March till the middle of August.
  • In favorable conditions, an ostrich female can remain productive for 25-35 years.
  • Average incubation or hatching period of ostrich eggs is of 42 days.
  • The shell of the ostrich eggs is strong, and is 0.06 inches thick and can bear the weight of an adult man.
  • On an average, the weight of an ostrich egg is close to 1 kg.
  • The color of the ostrich eggs range from a pearl white to cream color.
  • Ostrich eggs are approximately 6-7 inches in length and 15-18 inches around.
  • If you are looking for nutrition facts for an ostrich egg, you will be surprised to know that it can provide a whopping 2000 calories.
  • Another ostrich egg fact is that the contents of the ostrich eggs in dry form contain 47% of proteins and 44.3% of fats.
  • The ostrich eggs also contains calcium, phosphorus and vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, riboflavin and thiamin.
  • Trace elements such as magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc copper and iron are found to be present in the contents of the ostrich eggs.
  • Eggs laid by the elephant birds of Madagascar (now extinct) and the giant moa of New Zealand were bigger than that of the ostrich.


Melanie Palmero said...


I hope this email finds you well. I recently helped build an infographic about Amazing Egg Facts and thought you might like to use it on All About Facts. Here's a link to the infographic(http://www.jesrestaurantequipment.com/jesrestaurantequipmentblog/amazing-interesting-egg-facts/).

There's code below the IG that helps you post it, but if you need another image size or would like some help, just let me know. : )