What is the nutritional value of a duck egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekinsRus, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. pekinsRus

    pekinsRus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2011
    We eat our ducks eggs as we would a chicken egg. My husband now is on a strict diet or die by the Cardiologist. I'm looking for the calories, fats, etc. per egg.
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Not sure on the nutritional part of duck eggs but I do know they taste richer and have a deeper better color. Many people prefer to bake with duck eggs and they say their baked goods come out great because of it. Tell your DH to stick with the diet.
  3. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    here's a link - http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qcO58ijEDUgJ:boondockersnaturals.com/DuckEggNutritionFacts.aspx+duck+egg+nutrion+values&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
    the cached version as I couldn't get the original to load, so you may want to save that page after you open it. it would be useful to print for the cardiologist.

    the basics, per 100g of each:

    Nutrients Chicken Duck
    Water (g) 75.33 70.83 Less water, more food value for the same amount
    Energy (KCal) 149 185 25% higher calories
    Protein (g) 12.49 12.81 slightly higher protein
    Fat (g) 10.02 13.77 30% higher fat
    Cholesterol (mg) 425 884 2x as much
    Carbohydrate (g) 1.22 1.45 slightly higher carbos
    Minerals (mg) 486.58 674.36 50% more minerals
    Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.139 0.25 2x as much
    Amino acids (g) 12.49 12.99 slightly higher
    Pantothenic acid (mg) 1.255 1.862 slightly higher
    Riboflavin (mg) 0.508 0.404 slightly lower
    Thiamin (mg) 0.062 0.156 2x as much
    Vitamin A (IU) 635 1328 2x as much
    Niacin (mg) 0.073 0.20 3x as much
    Vitamin B12 (mcg) 1.00 5.40 5x as much

    if the major condern is cholesterol, I did read about a study that says while the cholesterol is higher, the lecithin content of duck eggs is also much higher and that seems to keep the cholesterol in suspension rather than settling in the arteries. don't have a reference handy for that, but if you need it I can see if I can find it.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I had thought of getting duck's for their eggs to cook with, but I know their really nasty and messy to keep so I am holding off, I have a buddy who gives me a few eggs a week so I am cool with that.
  6. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    Quote:duck eggs - YUM!
    they're totally worth it. messy and all.
    did I mention ... YUM!
  7. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    I have a document that shows the comparison of duck vs chicken egg nutrients etc. PM me with your email and I will send it to you. (Unfortunately this forum does not allow document uploads)
  8. Mudbillkisses

    Mudbillkisses Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2016
    I have wondered this, as we eat our duck eggs. I just don't know how exact it can be when the nutrition of a duck egg would likely vary depending on the duck, its free range diet and feed. My ducks free range our yard during the day and love to forage. I wonder how ingredients in the feed transfer (if at all) to the egg. I cringe at how much soy and corn is in most commercial feed when thinking about eating their eggs....as I try to avoid soy and processed corn products in my own diet. Anyone have any info regarding this?
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017

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