I was thrilled to find still warm fresh duck eggs waiting for me this morning, with so many of my chickens sitting on eggs, we have not been getting that many in the house each day so it was pleasure to see that some of the momma ducks raising little ones are starting to lay again..
Even my confined hens are still getting fresh greens each day, with most getting a number of hours of free range time out in the yard, enjoying bugs and slugs and lots of flys! I personally love fried duck eggs, I think because the thicker whites, and the firmer yolks on the ducks are not “that” different from my free range chicken eggs.. I was shocked at how different the store got eggs were when I was home, I really like being able to have a fresh egg or two in the morning, normally I have two eggs, but I figure that one duck egg is around 30 percent more then a chicken egg so one duck egg seems to do the trick in regards to being very filling.
Calories, Fat and Cholesterol
Each duck egg has 130 calories, along with 9.6 grams total fat. Of that total fat amount, 2.6 grams come from saturated fat, which represents 13 percent of the recommended daily value, or DV, for saturated fat. A duck egg also contains about 620 milligrams cholesterol, or more than two days’ worth of cholesterol for the average person.
Duck eggs are high in vitamins A and E, as well as B-complex vitamins. Each egg provides 9 percent of the DV for vitamin A, the nutrient associated with strengthening the immune system and promoting strong eyesight. They also contribute 5 percent of the DV for vitamin E, another antioxidant vitamin that additionally protects your nerves and muscles. Each egg also provides 66 percent of the DV for vitamin B-12. People deficient in this nutrient are at risk of fatigue and mental confusion. The 14 percent DV for folate may be especially useful for pregnant women, because folate helps prevent birth defects.
Each duck egg delivers 4 percent of the DV for the bone-strengthening mineral calcium. It also contains 15 percent each of the DVs for iron and phosphorus. People who don’t get enough iron risk becoming anemic, which includes symptoms such as fatigue, weakness and pale skin. Phosphorus works with calcium to promote skeletal and dental health. Duck eggs are also good sources of selenium, zinc and potassium