Why Duck Eggs?


Why Duck Eggs?

 

One of our core values at Barneys is to serve nutrient dense foods. While chicken eggs are one of the most nutritious foods around when compared to duck eggs, the duck egg wins hands down. Duck eggs have more protein, omega-3’s and micronutrients like iron, zinc, vitamin A, E, B1,B2 and B12.

Iron (mg) 0.9 (5%) 2.70 (15%)
Phosphorus (mg) 95.5 (10%) 154 (15%)
Zinc (mg) 0.6 (4%) 1 (7%)
Selenium (mcg) 15.8 (23%) 25.5 (36%)
Vitamin A (IU) 244 (5%) 472 (9%)
Vitamin E (mg) 0.5 (2%) 0.9 (5%)
Thiamin/Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.02 (2%) 0.1 (7%)
Riboflavin/Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.2 (14%) 0.3 (17%)
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1 (4%) 0.2 (9%)
Folate/Vitamin B9 (mcg) 23.5 (6%) 56 (14%)
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.6 (11%) 3.8 (63%)
Pantothenic Acid/Vitamin B5 (mg) 0.7 (7%) 1.3 (13%)
Choline (mg)* 126 184
Total Omega-3s (mg)* 37 71.4
Total protein (grams) 6.28 8.97

Duck eggs also have other benefits as well. The whites have different proteins than the whites of chicken eggs, and some people can tolerate duck eggs even if they can’t tolerate chicken eggs.

Duck eggs are more nutritious because proportionally they have much more yolk and that’s where all the nutritional goodness is. All the above says there are great benefits from eating an egg a day…yolk and all. No YOLK – is not good advice – No Joke!