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Title: Ostrich meat: nutritional, breeding, and consumption aspects. The case of Spain
Author: Medina Luque, Francesc Xavier  
Aguilar Moreno, Estefanía
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: Food preferences
Ostrich meat
Nutritional value
Issue Date: 8-Jun-2014
Publisher: Journal of Food and Nutrition Research
Citation: Medina-Luque, F. & Aguilar-Martínez, A. (2014). Ostrich meat: nutritional, breeding, and consumption aspects. The case of Spain. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2(6), 301-305. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-2-6-6
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Abstract: The consumption of ostrich meat was introduced into Europe in a relatively short time. Considered even today as an exotic meat, its inclusion in the usual sources of animal protein in our context has been repeatedly assessed, because it converge some of the benefits of poultry and red meat. Although information on their nutritional value is still limited, we have more data showing protein values quite similar to other meats but with a smaller proportion of histidine and serine; fat values close to poultry meat low in fat; cholesterol values similar to beef or chicken, and a healthy lipid profile. However, much research is needed on the effects of regular consumption of this meat and its general effects on the body and some social obstacles still need to be overcome before it becomes part of people's regular diet.
Language: English
ISSN: 2333-1119MIAR
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