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Duck meat vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Duck meat and Beef different?

  • Duck meat is richer in Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 98% more than Duck meat.
  • Duck meat contains 21 times more Vitamin A RAE than Beef. Duck meat contains 63µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Beef contains 3µg.
  • Beef is lower in Saturated Fat.

Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Beef
Contains less Sodium -18.1%
Contains more Copper +167.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.9%
Contains more Potassium +55.9%
Contains more Zinc +239.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains less Sodium -18.1%
Contains more Copper +167.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.9%
Contains more Potassium +55.9%
Contains more Zinc +239.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Beef
Contains more Vitamin A +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +780%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +780%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Duck meat Beef
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.99g 25.93g Beef
Fats 28.35g 15.41g Duck meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 337kcal 250kcal Duck meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 18mg Beef
Iron 2.7mg 2.6mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus 156mg 198mg Beef
Potassium 204mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 59mg 72mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.227mg 0.085mg Duck meat
Vitamin A 210IU 9IU Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.12mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU 2IU Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Duck meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.046mg Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.176mg Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 0.658mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.382mg Beef
Folate 6µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 5.1µg 1.2µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.094mg Duck meat
Threonine 0.773mg 0.72mg Duck meat
Isoleucine 0.872mg 0.822mg Duck meat
Leucine 1.465mg 1.45mg Duck meat
Lysine 1.486mg 1.54mg Beef
Methionine 0.475mg 0.478mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 0.725mg Duck meat
Valine 0.938mg 0.914mg Duck meat
Histidine 0.462mg 0.604mg Beef
Cholesterol 84mg 88mg Duck meat
Trans Fat g 0.572g Duck meat
Saturated Fat 9.67g 5.895g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 6.668g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 0.484g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
32
Duck meat
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck meat
55
Beef

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
114%
Duck meat
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
0%
Beef
Fats
131%
Duck meat
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.775g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.