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Duck meat vs. Deer meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Duck meat and Deer meat?

  • Duck meat is higher in Selenium, yet Deer meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Deer meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 138% more.
  • Duck meat has 8 times more Saturated Fat than Deer meat. While Duck meat has 9.67g of Saturated Fat, Deer meat has only 1.142g.

We used Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Game meat, deer, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Selenium +81.8%
Contains more Iron +57.4%
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +112.7%
Contains more Zinc +114.5%
Contains more Copper +11.9%
Contains more Manganese +15.8%
Equal in Sodium - 57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76% 3% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 160% 24% 129% 39% 8% 109% 85% 3% 60%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Selenium +81.8%
Contains more Iron +57.4%
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +112.7%
Contains more Zinc +114.5%
Contains more Copper +11.9%
Contains more Manganese +15.8%
Equal in Sodium - 57

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.1%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1106.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 28% 13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 13% 0% 0% 65% 130% 165% 52% 142% 7% 453% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.1%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1106.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1106.4%
Contains more Other +49.1%
Contains more Protein +57.5%
Contains more Water +29.6%
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 g
30% 2% 67%
Protein: 29.9 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.2 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Fats +1106.4%
Contains more Other +49.1%
Contains more Protein +57.5%
Contains more Water +29.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2228.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2774%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
63% 30% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.554 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.127 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2228.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2774%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Duck meat Deer meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Deer meat Opinion
Protein 18.99g 29.9g Deer meat
Fats 28.35g 2.35g Duck meat
Calories 337kcal 149kcal Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 5mg Duck meat
Iron 2.7mg 4.25mg Deer meat
Magnesium 16mg 33mg Deer meat
Phosphorus 156mg 299mg Deer meat
Potassium 204mg 434mg Deer meat
Sodium 59mg 57mg Deer meat
Zinc 1.86mg 3.99mg Deer meat
Copper 0.227mg 0.254mg Deer meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.022mg Deer meat
Selenium 20µg 11µg Duck meat
Vitamin A 210IU 0IU Duck meat
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 0µg Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.62mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.26mg Deer meat
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.563mg Deer meat
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 8.78mg Deer meat
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 0.856mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.614mg Deer meat
Folate 6µg 9µg Deer meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 3.62µg Deer meat
Choline 50.4mg Duck meat
Vitamin K 5.1µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.266mg Deer meat
Threonine 0.773mg 1.133mg Deer meat
Isoleucine 0.872mg 1.287mg Deer meat
Leucine 1.465mg 2.28mg Deer meat
Lysine 1.486mg 2.434mg Deer meat
Methionine 0.475mg 0.7mg Deer meat
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 1.133mg Deer meat
Valine 0.938mg 1.455mg Deer meat
Histidine 0.462mg 0.895mg Deer meat
Cholesterol 84mg 88mg Duck meat
Saturated Fat 9.67g 1.142g Deer meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 0.554g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 0.127g Duck meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Deer meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Deer meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Duck meat
79%
Deer meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
61%
Deer meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Deer meat
Deer meat contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.528g)
Which food is cheaper?
Deer meat
Deer meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Deer meat
Deer meat 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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/nutrients
  2. Deer meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174430/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.