Duck eggs v/s Chicken eggs
Chicken eggs are the most commonly eaten eggs. One of the most common food allergies in infants is eggs. Most of the people think chicken eggs are less allergic and more nutritious than duck eggs. Though duck eggs are larger, people prefer chicken eggs. Are chicken eggs better than duck eggs? The answer is no.
What most people do not know is that duck eggs are superior to chicken eggs with the same taste and richer smoother consistency. Duck eggs have twice the nutritional value of a chicken egg and stay fresh longer due to their thicker shell – up to six weeks at maximum, if you keep them refrigerated. Duck eggs are richer with more Albumin and Omega 3 fatty acid.
Omega 3 fatty acid is good for heart, skin and brain. Due to rich albumin content, duck eggs can make cakes and pastries fluffier and richer. Beside this duck eggs are an alkaline producing food, which is a great benefit to cancer patients as cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment. Chicken eggs are an acid food, leaving your body more acidic.
Duck eggs are quite large compared to chicken eggs. The large size of the duck egg gives it a larger yoke to white ratio than a chicken egg.
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 and protein content.
The mineral content of duck eggs is very similar to chicken eggs. Both contain selenium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium and iron. The vitamin content too is similar, but duck eggs have a higher amount of each one of them, which includes thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and retinol.
The only drawback that duck eggs have is the considerably higher cholesterol content, compared to chicken eggs. 100 gm of duck eggs will contain 884 mg of cholesterol, compared to 425 mg in chicken eggs. That’s why people with history of heart disease should stay away from consuming duck eggs or moderate their intake.
Source: Dhaka Tribune