Duck Eggs Vs. Chicken Eggs


Eggs have often been praised and villified as a food choice to be included in the average daily diet. The truth is that most healthy people can include eggs in their meals without experiencing any adverse effects. However, most people are unaware that eating duck eggs rather than chicken eggs is a much healthier choice for the following reasons:

1) Duck eggs have the same taste as chicken eggs but have a much creamier, orange yolk consistency.

2)Unlike chicken eggs, duck eggs have a high alkaline content and are noted as an anti-cancer food. This is a plus for cancer patients since cancer cells cannot multiply in an alkaline environment.

3)Duck eggs stay fresher longer due to their thicker shell and have twice the nutritional value of a chicken egg. When refrigerated they can be kept a maximum of six weeks!

4) Duck eggs contain more albumen that make pastries and cakes rise higher with a fluffier texture.


5)Duck eggs have more Omega-3 fatty acids which is thought to promote healthy skin and better brain function.

6)Another benefit of eating duck eggs is that most people who have allergic reactions to chicken eggs are able to eat these eggs without reactions.

7) Duck eggs have a higher amount of vitamins, such as folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin E, Vitamin K2 and retinol. They also have a higher protein content and will provide about 185 KCal of energy compared to chicken eggs.

8) Duck eggs contain slightly higher amounts of selenium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium and iron.

9)The large size of the duck egg allows consumers to get more yolk for their money.

10)For people who engage in regular exercise, duck eggs provide the required fat in their diet for energy.

11)Duck eggs contain more amounts of essential amino acids including: proline, serine, threonine, trytophan, tyrosine valine, alanine, arginine,aspartic acid, cystine, glycine, histidine, isoleucine,leucine,lysine, methionine, and phenylalanine.

Although duck eggs contain 884 mg of cholesterol, they are the better diet choice when consumed sensibly. Duck eggs render a fuller flavor and have a mono unsaturated fat content that is about 50% more than chicken eggs. With moderate daily exercise, the fat content from duck eggs can also aid the body’s natural ability to process fat into much needed energy.

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