AN EXTRA SPECIAL TREAT
WITH EXTRA SPECIAL BENEFITS
Pasture Raised Duck
6 Mixed White Eggs
Pasture Raised Duck
6 Mixed White Eggs
There’s no wonder so many people are crazy for duck eggs — they’re great for baking and pack a protein punch. Most of our duck eggs are either extra large or jumbo, and extra omega-3 fatty acids in their yolks make duck eggs creamier.
All this is why recipes made with duck eggs are often richer and tastier, and why so many people seeking extra protein in their diet choose duck eggs over chicken eggs.
Of course, at Utopihen Farms, every one of our hens (whether duck or chicken) is living their best life. That’s important because they have a lot of work to do when it comes to making the world a better place one egg at a time.
Our pasture raised ducks enjoy spending days in the sun and snacking on grass whenever they want. We also make sure they eat only non-GMO feed, so the duck eggs we deliver to you are non-GMO too.
One important difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs is that duck egg shells are harder. This not only gives duck eggs a longer shelf life, but also causes less breakage at the store and at home and, therefore, less waste — and reducing waste is one of our goals in creating a brighter future.
Here’s more about duck eggs so
you can enjoy them to their fullest:
Duck eggs are as safe as chicken eggs. In fact, the USDA has the exact same standards and regulations for duck eggs as it does for chicken eggs.
The biggest difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs is their size. Not only are duck eggs larger than chicken eggs, but the proportion of yolk to white is larger too. So, if you love yolks, you’ll love duck eggs even more.
Duck eggs also have more nutrition per gram compared to chicken eggs. Learn More
Duck eggs are packed with nutrition. They have 7 to 9 grams of protein, more good fatty acids (100mg of omega-3 compared to 37mg in chicken eggs) and duck eggs contain all eight essential amino acids, plus the vitamins and minerals you need for good health. Pending the size of the egg, duck eggs have from 98 to 130 calories (the larger the egg, the more calories) and most of the calories come from the white.
You can use duck eggs just as you would chicken eggs. Their larger yolks make them extra tasty and they can be enjoyed in all kinds of ways.
Try hard-boiled duck eggs, fried duck eggs, poached duck eggs and duck eggs sunny-side up. Scrambling duck eggs is a great way to try them for the first time. You’ll love how creamy scrambled duck eggs are compared to scrambled chicken eggs.
For cooking, substitute one duck egg for one chicken egg in most recipes. That said, duck eggs can be larger, so if you’d like to save a little money on recipes calling for multiple eggs, you can try substituting one larger duck egg for every two large chicken eggs as a starting point.
Duck eggs have less water content than chicken eggs, so be sure not to overcook them when frying or they’ll taste rubbery.
Bakers are passionate about duck eggs for good reason.
Duck egg whites have more protein than the whites of chicken eggs. This means they whip up higher and give cakes and other baked goods more loft.
Because duck egg yolks are richer, baked treats may also taste richer when made with duck eggs rather than chicken eggs.
To start baking with duck eggs, try substituting one duck egg for every one chicken egg to start – then experiment from there, adding more or less duck eggs pending the result.
If you weigh your ingredients, substitute the same amount of chicken egg with duck egg by weight. Here’s a handy guide for calibrating the perfect amount of duck egg for your recipe:
1 Large Chicken Egg with Shell = 2 oz of Duck Egg
1 Large Chicken Egg without Shell = 1 ¾ oz of Duck Egg
1 Chicken Egg Yolk = 2/3 oz of Duck Egg Yolk
1 Chicken Egg White = 1 oz of Duck Egg White
Duck eggs have larger whites than chicken eggs, which means they have more protein. In general, duck eggs have 7 to 9 grams of protein per egg and chicken eggs have 6 grams. So, if you’re seeking more protein in your diet for any reason, including being on a keto or paleo meal plan, duck eggs might just be your dream food.
Duck eggs taste very much like chicken eggs, only richer and creamier. Of course, the taste differs for different people. For example, some say duck eggs taste exactly like chicken eggs only more so, while others can’t sense too much of a difference. As with all eggs laid by hens, the taste also depends on the duck’s own diet and, at Utopihen Farms, we make sure it’s a healthy one.
Some people who are allergic to chicken eggs are able to eat duck eggs because the proteins in duck eggs differ slightly. However, if you have an egg allergy, make sure to check with your doctor before you try our duck eggs.