A duck egg’s calorie content comes from a mix of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Each egg contains 9 grams of quality protein, which your body can use to support your immune system and maintain healthy skin. This makes up roughly 15 percent of the daily protein intake for an average 150-pound person, according to guidelines published by the Iowa State University Extension. A duck egg also contains 9.6 grams of fat — a concentrated source of energy — as well as 1 gram of carbohydrates.
Here are some of the many health benefits of Duck Eggs:
- Duck eggs stay fresher longer due to their thicker shell which protect the eggs and extend their shelf life.
- Duck eggs are richer and contain more protein, with more albumen, which makes cakes and other pastries rise to new heights. They are also great for those who bake gluten free.
- Duck eggs have more Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 is thought to improve everything from brain health to healthy skin.
- People who cannot eat chicken eggs, due to allergies, can often eat duck eggs.
- Duck eggs contain more protein and contain six times the vitamin D of chicken eggs.
- On nearly every nutritional aspect, the eggs of ducks are better than chicken eggs. Duck eggs have more magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, vitamin A, thiamin, etc. per 100 grams.
- Duck Eggs are an Alkaline-producing food, one of the few foods that leave your body more alkaline 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 acid.
- Ducks are healthier to raise. They require no vaccines or de-worming medications; Consuming free-range organic duck meat and eggs is unquestionably the healthiest choice.