Is it possible that an ostrich egg shell has
Barium in it? I understand from the article I
read that ostriches eat everything and some come
from Northern Africa including Morocco, which is
rich in minerals. I also understand that the
water the ostriches drink there can contain
So, is it possible that the egg shell
contains that barium?
So far as I know ostriches are native to sub-
Saharan Africa, and not Morocco, but I can't be
sure of that.
Barium is a rare, heavy element that is
usually toxic. Like all elements found in
nature, barium is present in trace amounts in
almost everything, including, yes, ostriches, as
well as you and me. I don't know if ostrich eggs
contain concentrated amounts of barium; if they
do, then I doubt this is good for them.
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