DUCK EGG HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITITON FACTS

Posted in EGG RECIPES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

 

Nutrition data

All figures below are expressed per  70 g  edible portion.

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

Energy (Calories)

130 Cal Kcals/Calories

Water

49.6 g

Protein

9 g

Fat

10g

Carbohydrates

1g

Starch

~

Sugar

1g

Fibre

0g

Alcohol

~

Saturated fatty acids

2.6g

Polyunsaturated fatty acids

0.9g

Trans fatty acids

~

Cholesterol

619mg

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

472 IU

Retinol Equivalent

~

Vitamin D

~

Vitamin E

0.9mg

Vitamin K1

0.3 mcg

Thiamin

0.1 mg

Riboflavin

0.3 mg

Niacin

0.1 mg

Niacin Equivalent

~

Vitamin B6

0.2 mg

Vitamin B12

3.8 mcg

Folate

56.0 mcg

Pantothenate

1.3 mg

Biotin

~

Vitamin C

0.0mg

MINERALS

Sodium

102 mg

Potassium

155 mg

Calcium

44.8 mg

Magnesium

11.9 mg

Phosphorus

154mg

Iron

2.7 mg

Copper

0.0 mg

Zinc

1.0 mg

Chloride

~

Manganese

0.0mg

Selenium

25.5mcg

Iodine

~

Health Benefits Of Duck Egg

A few of these nutrients are particularly notable because there aren’t many sources of them aside from eggs:

Choline is incredibly important for liver health: there’s some evidence that fatty liver disease is very closely connected with choline deficiency. Egg yolks are a staple dietary source of choline (if you don’t eat organ meats, they’re probably by far the biggest source of choline in your diet), and duck eggs simply have more.

Folate, or Vitamin B9, is especially important for mental health, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Eggs are a key source on Paleo because many other sources – like beans and lentils – are out. One duck egg has over twice as much folate as one chicken egg.

Duck eggs also have other benefits as well. The whites of duck eggs may have different proteins than the whites of chicken eggs, and some people can tolerate duck eggs even if they can’t tolerate chicken eggs. So if you’re struggling to find good breakfast options, check with a doctor to see whether duck eggs might be a better alternative for you than chicken.

 

It’s also worth noting that duck eggs are still a specialty food sold primarily by people who really care about food quality. This means that the ducks that produce duck eggs are rarely fed soy or wheat: if you’re sensitive to even the slightest trace of these things in the eggs, duck eggs are probably a safer choice.

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