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Comment: I'd only heard about this urban legend recently, but it seems
it's been going around for quite some time. It turns out there's a
rumor -- untrue, though I can't verify it -- that the smoked turkey legs
sold at Disney theme parks are not turkey at all, but rather emu legs.

If you've seen the size of these legs, you'd understand why people would
doubt that they can come from turkeys. Even though it's not true and I
know it, I'd say it's definitely worth posting.

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Not a chance. Emu is a red meat and smells, looks and tastes nothing like turkey.

Moreover, would it not be substantially more difficult to raise emus than turkeys? Certainly in the locales Disnesques.

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Having worked at WDW , we've heard all the "emu" rumors.

They are turkey legs, but yes, the size of them can make you question if they are or aren't.

But I though all "odd" foods would taste like chicken?

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Well, wouldn't it actually cost more to raise emus for this? I don't know the economics, but it seems like herds of emu would be much more costly...

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Davros
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web page on Emu meat cooking Recipes etc
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Tjuringa emu meat is a palatable high quality red meat, which compared to beef has a finer texture, and two to three times higher iron content. The meat has a low fat content of less than 3% and less than 150 calories per 100gms. It is low in cholesterol with less than 50mg per 100gms. Therefore if you are looking for a healthy, nutritious, low fat meal, with a distinctive taste, Tjuringa Emu is the perfect product.


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I've never had emu, but I have had ostrich; it tastes good, but is rather tough.

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