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Duck Eggs vs Chicken Eggs: What's the difference?

I recently started using duck eggs and have fallen in love! I get all my eggs from a local farm where the birds are free-range, so their nutrition profile is great! Here are two of the many benefits I have learned about duck eggs:

More protein (of a different kind!)

Duck eggs contain more protein than chicken eggs - about 30% more - and it's a different protein, so those allergic to chicken eggs can often eat duck eggs and vice versa.

More nutrient-dense

Ounce for ounce, duck eggs contain more omega-3, Vitamins A and D, fatty acids, choline, folate, and iron than chicken eggs.

So how do I use them?

Use them any way you would a chicken egg. They are bigger, but in my experience they cook in a similar amount of time. Try them deviled, scrambled, fried, poached, and in omelets. When hard-boiled the yolk is deliciously smooth and creamy. They’re great for baking as well.

Bonus - they’re easier to peel!


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