Emu Oil & Emu Meat
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Emu Oil & Meat Facts & FAQs
Emu products and the uses for these products are many and varied. Below are some interesting facts and figures. If you don't find the answers to your questions here or on the research and testimonials page, please feel free to contact us. We'll add the answers to some of your questions here as we receive them.
NOTE: Nothing contained in this web site is intended to constitute professional advice for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Emu Oil Facts
Emu oil is said to be nature's "perfect emollient". It is a superb transdermal carrier that promotes healing from the inside out.
- Emu Oil is a natural product with diverse applications and is available for consumers of all ages.
- Emu Oil has been shown to thicken the skin making it a natural anti-aging agent.
- Emu Oil contains high levels of omega-6 & Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Emu Oil is employed to promote faster healing on burn patients.
- Emu Oil significantly reduces recent keloid scarring.
- Multiple conditions can be improved by using Emu Oil without side effects.
- Emu Oil is used topically and is taken in capsule form.
- Emu Oil is a healthy, complex, topical or ingestible oil, which contains a natural anti-inflammatory and is transdermal. In addition to reducing swelling and stiffness in joints, it reduces bruising and muscle pain.
- Emu Oil is a skin penetrating enhancer which exhibits anti-inflammatory and significant wound healing activity. Professional sports trainers and players recognize the benefits of emu oil.
- Emu Oil is a natural, environmentally friendly product.
Emu Meat Facts
Today's health conscious consumers are discovering emu meat. The red meat is an excellent alternative for health-conscious consumers who love the taste of traditional red meat, but desire lower cholesterol, fat, and calories.
Here are some other emu meat facts:
- Emu meat is a tasty, pleasing red meat, and packed with protein.
- Emu meat is 97% fat free (See Nutritional Comparison Table below).
- Emu meat is high in iron and vitamin B12 and low in calories and cholestrol.
- Wilderness Emu Ranch emus are raised without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones.
- The American Heart Association recently included emu meat in its listing of heart-healthy meats.
- The tenderness and texture of emu meat enable it to be prepared in a variety of ways. It is best prepared lightly grilled, pan fried, or sauted.
Nutritional Comparison of Meats
Nutritional Comparison of Meats
|% Saturated fat 3
|Folic Acid (mcg)
|Vitamin B12 (mcg)
|Vitamin B 6 (mg)
Shaded areas indicate most desired in that classification.
(gm=grams, mg=milligrams, mcg=micrograms, Kcal=kilocalories)
1 = Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison, June, 2000 Alternative Meat Study funded by USDA
2 = Source: United States Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
3 = percent of fat composed of saturated fatty acids
4 = Based upon 2000 calorie diet
5 = Reference Daily Intake (National Academy of Sciences)
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- What is an emu?
- An emu is a "ratite" - a flightless bird. The ratite group also includes ostrich and kiwi. The mature emu is five to six feet tall, weighing between 90 and 120 pounds. The curious birds are born with black and white striped feathers but are tan, brown, and black as adults.
- When do emus begin reproduction?
- Emus begin laying eggs as early as 16-18 months of age, but laying normally begins at two to three years. Emus lay large green eggs between November and March. Emus can be productive for more than 20 years and can lay 20-50 eggs in a season.
- Where does emu oil come from?
- Emu oil comes from a thick pad of fat on the back of the bird that was initially provided by nature to protect the animal from the extreme temperatures of its Australian homeland.
- What does emu meat taste like?
- With more protein and less calories and sodium than most other red meat, emu meat is similar in taste and texture to lean beef.
- What is the best way to cook emu meat?
- Since emu meat is low fat and loses moisture quickly, it is best when cooked to rare or medium rare doneness (145º to 160º F internal temperature as measured by a meat thermometer). For those who prefer meat that is well done, a moist heat cooking method is recommended.
- What is emu oil used for?
- Emu oil has been reported to help in the promotion of skin moisture, epidermal healing, pain relief of arthritis and skin cell growth. Emu oil is also reported to lower cholesterol when taken internally. Emu oil, from some suppliers (including Wilderness Emu Ranch) has been approved as a dietary supplement. From these suppliers it is safe for human ingestion.
- When would I use emu oil?
- Emu oil may help with muscles sore from exercise, arthritis and/or rheumatic pain, or other minor aches, pains and dry skin.
- How do I use emu oil?
- Apply emu oil to the affected area and then massage the oil into the painful area until all of the oil is absorbed. Apply as often as needed and remember - a little goes a long way.