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Nutrition Value of Duck Egg VS Chicken Egg
Duck egg is larger than a chicken egg and has a tougher shell, which makes it more difficult to crack and provides a longer shelf life. In terms of nutrition value, nearly every nutrient in duck eggs has a higher value than that in chicken eggs.
The protein content is slightly higher in the duck eggs compared to chicken eggs. 100 grams of duck eggs have about 13.1 gm of protein, compared to 12.8 gm in chicken eggs. The amino acid content profile is similar, but duck eggs contain more of each of them.
The vitamin content in duck egg is also higher than that in chicken eggs. The vitamin content includes thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and retinol. Duck contains about 75% of the Vitamin E in chicken eggs while having more Vitamin K2.
Duck eggs contain almost twice the cholesterol than chicken eggs. 100 gm of duck eggs will contain 884 mg of cholesterol, while chicken eggs contain 425 mg. People having a history of heart disease should moderate their intake of duck eggs.
The mineral content of duck eggs and chicken eggs is very similar while it’s slightly higher in the duck eggs. Both of them contain copper, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese, sodium, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus.
Duck eggs have higher fat content than chicken eggs. 100 grams of duck eggs will have about 3.68 grams of saturated fat, while chicken eggs contain 3.1 grams. As for monounsaturated fat, 100 g of duck eggs contain 6.525 g, while that in chicken eggs is 3.809 g.
Duck eggs are higher in calories. 100 grams of duck egg will provide about 185 KCal of energy, while chicken egg will provide 149 KCal.