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

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Important differences between Duck meat and Elk meat

  • Duck meat has more Selenium, however, Elk meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Elk meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 111% more.
  • Duck meat contains 7 times more Saturated Fat than Elk meat. Duck meat contains 9.67g of Saturated Fat, while Elk meat contains 1.342g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Game meat, elk, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled.

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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 +90.5%
Contains more Iron +50.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Potassium +92.2%
Contains less Sodium -15.3%
Contains more Zinc +121.5%
Contains more Copper +53.7%
Equal in Manganese - 0.019
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% 153% 21% 123% 35% 7% 113% 117% 3% 58%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Selenium +90.5%
Contains more Iron +50.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Potassium +92.2%
Contains less Sodium -15.3%
Contains more Zinc +121.5%
Contains more Copper +53.7%
Equal in Manganese - 0.019

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 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +886.7%
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% 11% 0% 0% 36% 86% 116% 73% 112% 7% 370% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +886.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +731.4%
Contains more Protein +62%
Contains more Water +25.3%
Equal in Other - 0.9
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 g
31% 3% 65%
Protein: 30.76 g
Fats: 3.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.93 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Fats +731.4%
Contains more Protein +62%
Contains more Water +25.3%
Equal in Other - 0.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1229.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2167.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.1%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
54% 39% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.342 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1229.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2167.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.1%

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 Elk meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Elk meat Opinion
Protein 18.99g 30.76g Elk meat
Fats 28.35g 3.41g Duck meat
Calories 337kcal 162kcal Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 5mg Duck meat
Iron 2.7mg 4.07mg Elk meat
Magnesium 16mg 29mg Elk meat
Phosphorus 156mg 285mg Elk meat
Potassium 204mg 392mg Elk meat
Sodium 59mg 50mg Elk meat
Zinc 1.86mg 4.12mg Elk meat
Copper 0.227mg 0.349mg Elk meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.019mg
Selenium 20µg 10.5µg Duck meat
Vitamin A 210IU 0IU Duck meat
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 0µg Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.55mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.144mg Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.37mg Elk meat
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 6.143mg Elk meat
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 1.212mg Elk meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.485mg Elk meat
Folate 6µg 9µg Elk meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.96µg Elk meat
Choline 50.4mg Duck meat
Vitamin K 5.1µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.275mg Elk meat
Threonine 0.773mg 1.236mg Elk meat
Isoleucine 0.872mg 1.291mg Elk meat
Leucine 1.465mg 2.293mg Elk meat
Lysine 1.486mg 2.513mg Elk meat
Methionine 0.475mg 0.755mg Elk meat
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 1.126mg Elk meat
Valine 0.938mg 1.428mg Elk meat
Histidine 0.462mg 0.948mg Elk meat
Cholesterol 84mg 72mg Elk meat
Saturated Fat 9.67g 1.342g Elk meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 0.97g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 0.161g Duck meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Elk meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Elk meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Elk 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
62%
Elk meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
63%
Elk meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Elk meat
Elk meat contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.328g)
Which food is cheaper?
Elk meat
Elk meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Elk meat
Elk 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. Elk meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174429/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.