Duck Eggs vs Chicken Eggs
Duck eggs are rich, creamy, and very flavorful. When compared to chicken eggs, duck eggs contain more protein, vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3s. Duck eggs have a larger yolk, contain more albumen, less water, and more fat, which makes them ideal for baking.
Duck eggs are typically larger than even jumbo chicken eggs, sometimes up to 50% larger. On average, one large chicken egg weighs approximately 2 ounces, whereas duck eggs can weigh closer to 3 ounces, depending on the breed and laying cycle. Duck eggs also tend to stay fresher for longer because their shells are thicker.
Duck eggs are considered a more alkaline food, as opposed to chicken eggs, which tend to be more acidic. Some proponents of the alkaline diet suggest that inflammation, cancer, and other health conditions can be improved by eating a more alkaline-based diet and reducing acid in the body.
Also, some people who have an allergy to the proteins in chicken eggs can sometimes enjoy duck eggs. (As always, you should talk to your doctor about this before trying one!)
For more information on the nutritional differences between duck and chicken eggs, check out Metzer Farm’s blog.