Duck Eggs beat Chicken Egg Nutritionally


The Benefits of Eating Duck Eggs Versus other eggs

There are many benefits of eating duck eggs instead of chicken eggs.

The first benefit is the nutrition. You can eat a duck egg and get the protein and omega-3’s your body needs. Next to a goose egg, it outshines most other eggs that are commonly used.

Secondly, duck eggs stay fresher longer because of their thick shells.

So if you need eggs that won’t go bad (even if you don’t eat eggs regularly) then duck eggs are probably what you’ve been looking for.

Finally, if you have an allergy to chicken eggs then you can probably still eat duck eggs. That is pretty exciting news. You don’t realize how many things have chicken eggs in them until you have an allergy. Well, you can still have all of those items and then some as long as you substitute the chicken egg for a duck egg.

The latest news are duck eggs have a high level of omega-3 fatty acids. This unsaturated fat is said to reduce blood pressure and the risk of coronary disease as well as relieve stress and depression.

Duck Eggs are an Alkaline producing food - Anti cancer food - much better

6x the Vitamin D, 2x the Vitamin A, and 2x the cholesterol in duck eggs vs chicken eggs. Duck contains about 75% of the Vitamin E in chicken eggs. Duck eggs reportedly also have more Vitamin K2, Duck eggs also are higher in calories for the same weight quantity, probably due to it's slightly higher fat concentration.

Also, keep in mind that the eggs of free-range, pastured animals generally have higher levels of vitamins and higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The yolks are darker, yellower, indicating a higher nutrient density.

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.

Raising ducks is very different than raising chickens

The first thing to know about duck eggs is their eggs are larger, packed with more nutrients than chicken eggs, and will go for an average of $3 more per dozen.

This is good news if you want the best nutrition and economic return in purchasing a duck egg over a duck egg.

Another thing about ducks is that they are much heartier birds than chickens. Chickens have very sensitive respiratory systems, and they don’t just get a cold. Chickens die when their respiratory systems give them issues. 

"WVDF" ducks are farm on Free-range, open fields, and on organic fields.

*Washoe Valley Duck Farm.