Ducks eggs and tummy pain

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bellevue, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Bellevue

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    I have been getting a bit of discomfort after eating my ducks eggs and I wondered if it was to do with the wheat that they eat as I am GF. But I have just done a bit of research and found a few interesting things out. The weblink below said that, '
    In a free range chicken, the white of the egg has a pH of 9 (highly alkaline). The yoke of the egg has a pH of 6.5 (slightly acidic).' I found this interesting as duck eggs have huge egg yokes and much less egg whites than chicken eggs. So this would suggest more acidic and less akaline. So I tested the theory and had a half a glass of (goats) milk as soon as I felt discomfort and the discomfort disappeared.


    Acidic Foods … such as fast foods, meats, processed grains, some fruits (such as ripe bananas and plums), refined salt, sugar, condiments (pickles, ketchup, etc.), soda pop, and almost all refined, processed foods, etc. have a pH ranging from 2.8 to 5.5 which is highly acidic. These food (even meat in excess) tear down our health.

    Alkaline Foods … Almonds, unpasturized honey, bee pollen, maple syrup, figs, dates, natural yogurt, cheese and dairies, earth/root vegetables, green vegetables, apricots, avocados, coconut, grapes, molasses, raisins and lemon … are all alkaline forming foods. These foods restore our health


    Can someone else test the theory and try an alkaline food like milk or yogurt with their eggs on toast?

    http://blpublications.com/html/body_healthyph.html

    This weblink was also interesting and compared the nutritional content.

    Nutrition
    A 100 gm of duck egg will provide about 185 KCal of energy, compared to 149 KCal of energy provided by a chicken egg. Both types of eggs, match each other in terms of carbohydrate content, while the protein content is slightly higher in the duck eggs compared to chicken eggs. The mineral content of duck eggs is very similar. Both contain selenium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium and iron. The duck eggs contain slightly higher amounts of all these minerals.

    Same is the case with vitamin content in both of them. The vitamin content too is similar, but duck eggs have a higher amount of each one of them, which includes thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and retinol.

    Read more at Buzzle:
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/duck-eggs-vs-chicken-eggs.html
     

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