It is very large and is equivalent in
weight to about 12 chickens eggs. It is excellent for baking
or feeding a family. It is not strong flavoured and can be
eaten scrambled, fried or hard boiled. It also makes good
If you make a hole very carefully in the eggshell to get the
egg out you also have a beautiful, unusual eggshell to display.
Emu Egg Facts
• A medium sized emu egg weighs about 1lb 4oz (565g)
• The yolks are pale yellow
• They have a mild yet tasty flavour
• Emu eggs are very good for baking
• They can be scrambled, fried, hard boiled and used
• In the shell, they will keep in the refrigerator for
• In a container, they can be stored in the freezer
for up to 1 year.
Comparison of Emu Egg with Chicken
(figures from AEA’s Nutritional
Analysis of Emu Eggs)
Chicken eggs contain approximately 65% white
and 35% yolk,
Emu eggs contain approximately 55% white and 45% yolk.
A 100g serving of chicken egg contains 140kcal
A 100g serving of emu egg contains 192kcal of energy –
because the yolk is where the fat is found.
The higher fat and cholesterol levels
in the emu egg are related to the fact that the yolk is larger
in proportion to the white than in a chicken egg.
Baking: Your usual recipes can be used
but the egg will have to weighed (50g of emu egg = 1 x chickens
Omelette and scrambled egg can be prepared
in the usual way. The yolk of the emu egg is very pale so
the result will be paler in colour than when using a chickens
Hard Boiled Egg: A medium sized emu
egg will take approximately 1hour 45minutes to cook.