DUCK HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITITON FACTS

Posted in LEAN MEAT HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Duck

Nutrition data 

All figures below are expressed per  287 g  edible portion.

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

Energy (Calories)

1159 Cal Kcals/Calories

Water

139 g

Protein

33g

Fat

113g

Carbohydrates

0g

Starch

~

Sugar

0g

Fibre

0g

Alcohol

~

Saturated fatty acids

37.9g

Polyunsaturated fatty acids

14.6g

Trans fatty acids

~

Cholesterol

218mg

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

482 IU

Retinol Equivalent

~

Vitamin D

~

Vitamin E

2.0mg

Vitamin K1

15.8 mcg

Thiamin

0.6 mg

Riboflavin

0.6 mg

Niacin

11.3 mg

Niacin Equivalent

~

Vitamin B6

0.5 mg

Vitamin B12

0.7 mcg

Folate

37.3 mcg

Pantothenate

2.7 mg

Biotin

~

Vitamin C

8.0mg

MINERALS

Sodium

181 mg

Potassium

600mg

Calcium

31.6 mg

Magnesium

43.0  mg

Phosphorus

399 mg

Iron

6.9 mg

Copper

0.7 mg

Zinc

3.9 mg

Chloride

~

Manganese

0.0mg

Selenium

35.6mcg

Iodine

~

Health benefits of duck 

Duck meat helps you boost your protein intake. Like other meat, duck provides complete protein, which means that its amino acid profile includes each of the amino acids you need in your diet. Each 3.5-ounce serving -- measured raw -- of domesticated duck meat, with the skin removed, contains 18 grams of protein. Protein supports your immune system, helps maintain your tissue and keeps your skin strong and healthy.

Adding duck meat to your diet also boosts your mineral intake -- it serves as an especially rich source of selenium and zinc. Both of these minerals play a role in enzyme function and activate enzymes needed for healthy cellular metabolism. Zinc also boosts your immune system, while selenium helps your thyroid function properly. Each 3.5-ounce serving of duck meat contains 1.9 milligrams of zinc -- 17 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 24 percent for women -- as well as 14 micrograms of selenium, or one-quarter of your daily intake requirement.

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