Ostrich meat has become more popular over the last few years, due to its leanness and lack of fat. Although it is a red meat, similar in taste and colour to beef, it does not have any fat marbling. It is lower in fat grams per serving compared to chicken and turkey, and much lower in fat and cholesterol than beef.

Most all of the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh and back - none is taken from the breast. As it has very little fat, it is usually best to grill or fry it in the same way as a very lean meat such as fillet steak.