Many processed eggs are found with various preparations such as boiled, steamed fried and many more. Compared to other eggs, chicken eggs are the most consumed by Indonesians. So, what about duck eggs? Why is the prestige of duck eggs less than chicken eggs? Then is it true that chicken eggs are better than duck eggs? Come on, let’s find out what is the actual comparison between chicken eggs and duck eggs?
Here is a list of comparisons between chicken eggs and chicken eggs:
1. Size and Physical Characteristics
Regarding size, of course, duck eggs have a larger size than chicken eggs. In addition, it is the physical characteristics that make the contrast difference between the two eggs, namely chicken eggs have a reddish brown shell while duck eggs have a bluish green color with a relatively larger size compared to chicken eggs.
2. Vitamin content
As explained above, that the size of duck eggs is bigger than chicken eggs, this means that the size of the egg yolk from duck eggs is certainly bigger than chicken eggs. From a qualitative point of view, the content of the two eggs is almost the same in quality. However, when viewed from a quantitative perspective, the levels of each vitamin in duck eggs are certainly more than in chicken eggs. The content of these vitamins includes vitamin B6, vitamins A, E, D, B 12, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, thiamin, retinol and riboflavin.
3. Protein and Carbohydrate Content
Duck eggs contain slightly more protein than chicken eggs. However, in terms of carbohydrate content, the amount of content between the two eggs has the same carbohydrate content.
4. Mineral Content
The mineral content in both eggs is the same, which contains iron, manganese, copper, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc. But in terms of quantity, the mineral content in chicken eggs is slightly more than duck eggs, which in this case makes chicken eggs slightly superior to duck eggs. However, duck eggs still have more than a few other ingredients.
The calorie content in these two eggs was surpassed by duck eggs, duck eggs contained 185 kCal of energy, this amount is far from the calorie content found in chicken eggs, which is only 149 kCal of energy.
6. Cholesterol content
As discussed above, the size of duck eggs is larger than chicken eggs. Which means that the size of the yolk contained in duck eggs is certainly bigger than chicken eggs. A larger yolk size indicates that the cholesterol contained in duck eggs is higher than chicken eggs. The amount alone, for every 100 grams of duck eggs contains about 884 mg of cholesterol, while for every 100 grams of chicken eggs the total cholesterol content is almost half the content of duck eggs, which is only 425 mg.
7. Fat Content
For every 100 grams of duck eggs contain about 3.68 grams of saturated fatty acids, this content is much greater than the amount of saturated fatty acid content contained in chicken eggs which is only 3.1 grams. However, for the content of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) in duck eggs contains 50 percent more than the amount contained in chicken eggs.
8. Benefits in Cake Making
So far, maybe only chicken eggs are known to be able to make the results of making cakes satisfying. But did you know, it turns out that using duck eggs in the ingredients for making cakes is able to make the results of the cake to be more crispy, expand and taste better than using chicken eggs, as it has been widely used so far.
And that’s a list of data from the contents contained in chicken eggs and duck eggs. And it turns out that after research, the content of duck eggs has more nutrients than chicken eggs. Apart from the higher cholesterol content, it turns out that duck eggs can also be used as we have been using chicken eggs so far. And now, it’s time for you to start choosing which egg is your choice.