Duck eggs are exceptional in that they pack a much larger nutritional punch than chicken eggs. Duck eggs can come in all different sorts of colours and sizes (dependant on the breed of bird.) The Shell is also very thick, providing increased protection to the much larger yolk and benefiting you as it allows the eggs to remain fresh for a more extended period. Visually, aside from the colour, the white of the egg is almost transparent.
Duck eggs are prized for their nutritional value. Two duck eggs equal a single serving of meat. They are high in vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals like thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and retinol. Duck eggs are also great for those who have allergies to chicken and you can use duck eggs in baking and every other way you would use chicken eggs.
Cooking with duck eggs are great! You can cook them the same way you would cook any other eggs, and there is nothing that a chicken can do that a duck egg can't. Keep in mind, though, that when making a recipe that uses chicken eggs that duck eggs are larger and higher in fat and could change the outcome of the recipe, so make sure you adapt it as appropriate as it could take a few tries to get it just right.
A few of the cooking differences that will notice are:
Our Duck eggs are coming through Mans Co-op from Hazy Hollows Acres Farm near Lethbridge. Hazy Hollow Acres is a Market Garden growing their food naturally healthily and sustainably, the way they did 50 to 100 years ago, without fertilizers and chemicals. They are not Certified Organic but practice all the organic methods, to farm in a biologically friendly way, and sustain and build up the soil, and not deplete it. They work WITH nature, not against it. They know that this will help them grow healthier vegetables, eggs, and meat with more nutrients, and help you sustain a healthier lifestyle.
Ducks eggs are a great way to get much higher concentrations of nutritional values in a familiar format that are coming from a local Alberta Farmer. Try them out at let us know what you think!