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Microblog: Nutrition Facts of Poultry Eggs

Microblog: Nutrition Facts of Poultry Eggs

You can purchase duck eggs online and at farmers markets. You can sometimes find them at whole foods-type markets. Otherwise you’ll have to find a local farmer that sells duck eggs.⠀

🚨So why do some that have sensitivities to chicken eggs have no issues with duck eggs? There are studies that show that most allergens to eggs are not IgE anaphylactic (read: EpiPen-needing) allergens but egg sensitivities (read: rash) and gastrointestinal disorders (read: abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea).⠀

🍳Both yolk and whites can be allergenic, but the whites are the more common culprit. Although eggs contain over 40 proteins, 5 have been identified as the most common allergens.⠀

🥚Protein content varies among different bird eggs. One of the common allergens albumen makes up 12% of a chicken egg white, but only 2% of a duck egg white.⠀

📖 A study found, it is possible to have a cross-reactive allergic response to different bird eggs, but they also found if you are allergic to one, you may not be allergic to the other.⠀

If you have protein sensitivities to chicken egg whites but not duck, it may be because:⠀
1️⃣ ducks having less egg whites,⠀
2️⃣ ducks have less of the common protein allergens in chicken eggs and⠀
3️⃣ you just may not have the same food sensitivities with different poultry.⠀

💡You never know unless you try.⠀

⚖️On the nutrition-front, duck eggs are higher in omega 3s, vitamin D, vitamin A, Folate, B12, and cholesterol—even when comparing gram for gram. In fact, duck eggs have 6x the Vitamin D, 2x the Vitamin A, and 2x the cholesterol than chicken eggs. Duck contains about 75% of the Vitamin E in chicken eggs.⠀

🔬The mineral content of duck eggs and chicken eggs are similar. Duck eggs contain slightly higher amounts of all these minerals.⠀

💊The vitamin content is also similar, with duck eggs having a higher amount of each vitamin, including thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and retinol.⠀

🧬The amino acid content profile is also similar for both eggs, with ducks containing more amounts of each amino acids.


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  • Pierre Friedrichs
    August 10, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Do you have any info on the nutritional value of guinea fowl eggs?

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