Ostrich Nepal, a pioneer in ostrich farming in Nepal, has launched the giant bird’s meat in the Kathmandu valley.
Ostrich meat is lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than skinless chicken while remaining high in iron and protein.
«As ostrich meat has been gaining popularity among health conscious red meat lovers in Nepal and the world, we started ostrich farming in 2008. We are now ready to sell our products in Kathmandu», said Cp Sharma, founder and managing director of the company.
«The people’s food habits have been changing day by day, they want to try different food items having the taste of world class meat. On the other hand, it is a healthy meat too», said Sharma. The company currently has more than 4,000 birds and has a capacity of slaughtering 100 weekly. It has an investment of Rs1 billion and conducts breeding, slaughtering, processing and packaging on 150 bighas of land.
The company aims to sell ostrich meat worth Rs5 billion by 2018. Ostrich Nepal maintains outlets in Gongabu, Maharajgunj, Chabahil and Tinkune.