Why Ostrich?

In today’s health-conscious world ostrich meat has become part of a balanced diet and allows the meat lover the pleasure of a great steak or fillet in the full knowledge that it is, in fact, a healthy choice. The health properties and versatility of KLEIN KAROO ostrich meat makes it the ideal choice for home cooks and chefs when preparing great – tasting, nutritious meals every day of the week.

Its distinct subtle taste and versatility has made Ostrich Meat a most sought after menu item by hoteliers, restaurateurs, home cooks and caterers throughout the world.

Ostrich Meat is:

  • Tender
  • Lower in calories
  • Lower in saturated fats
  • Lower cholesterol than even chicken
  • It boasts on average only a 0.5% fat and 21% protein content

These proven qualities make ostrich meat the ideal meat for today’s global trend towards lighter cooking and healthier eating.

Approved by the Heart Foundation and the Muslim Judical Council

Key Characteristics

From a nutritional point of view Ostrich Meat has a much lower fat count than chicken, beef, lamb or pork. Its distinct, subtle taste and versatility makes it sought after by hoteliers, restaurateurs, home cooks and caterers around the globe.

A nutritional comparison of cooked lean meat from various animals (Eversole, 1996)

Type Meat Protein Fat Calories Iron Cholesterol
description (%) (g) (kcal) (mg)


Cut comp.






Beef Broiled 28.1 10.5 209 3 83
Veal Braised loin 33.9 9.4 225 1.2 124
Pork Loin centre 29.3 15.2 256 1.1 94
rib chop
Chicken Whole, no skin 26.9 7.4 190 1.2 89
Turkey Whole, no skin 29.3 5 170 1.8 70