Please note these eggs are so large we have to supply them without a lid on the box
Eggs are an excellent source of high quality protein. They supply all of the essential amino acids your body needs to build proteins. The egg yolk is rich in fat and cholesterol, as well as many vitamins and minerals.
A duck egg is slightly more nutritious than a chicken egg — partly due to its size. An average duck egg weighs about 2.5 ounces (70 grams), whereas a large chicken egg is closer to 1.8 ounces (50 grams).
As such, you get more nutrients in one duck egg than you do in one chicken egg.
However, if you compare the two by weight, duck eggs still come out ahead. This table shows the nutritional breakdown for a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of each — about one and a half duck eggs and two chicken eggs
|Duck egg||Chicken egg|
|Protein||13 grams||12 grams|
|Fat||14 grams||10 grams|
|Carbs||1 gram||1 gram|
|Cholesterol||295% of the Daily Value (DV)||141% of the DV|
|Vitamin B12||90% of the DV||23% of the DV|
|Selenium||52% of the DV||45% of the DV|
|Riboflavin||24% of the DV||28% of the DV|
|Iron||21% of the DV||10% of the DV|
|Vitamin D||17% of the DV||9% of the DV|
|Choline||263 mg||251 mg|
Duck eggs have a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Most notably, they contain nearly an entire day’s worth of vitamin B12, which is needed for red blood cell formation, DNA synthesis, and healthy nerve function.