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Why Is Emu Oil Considered A Life Sustaining Fat?

The emu is an extremely fascinating and hardy bird due to its remarkable fat-storing characteristics. Amazingly, emus can survive for months without food or water, maintain good health, and reproduce all while residing in the Australian Outback—one of the planet’s most hostile environments. Seasonally, male emus can remain in their nests for a full 54 days without food or water to protect the nest of eggs before the hatching phase starts. The emus’ only source of nutrition during this difficult period is their nutrient-dense fat reserves. Emu fat is therefore a useful resource for nourishment because it possesses several life-sustaining qualities.