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Duck meat vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Duck meat and Ground meat

  • Duck meat has more Copper, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, and Iron, however Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Ground meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 91% more than Duck meat.
  • Ground meat contains 21 times less Vitamin A RAE than Duck meat. Duck meat contains 63µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Ground meat contains 3µg.
  • Ground meat has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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
Contains more Iron +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -19.2%
Contains more Copper +187.3%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +214%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Iron +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -19.2%
Contains more Copper +187.3%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +214%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Phosphorus - 166

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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Contains more Vitamin A +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +730%
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +730%

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 Ground meat
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.99g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 28.35g 15.37g Duck meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 337kcal 241kcal Duck meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 2.7mg 2.27mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 17mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 156mg 166mg Ground meat
Potassium 204mg 241mg Ground meat
Sodium 59mg 73mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.227mg 0.079mg 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 0.051mg Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.171mg Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 4.026mg Duck meat
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 0.512mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 6µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 5.1µg 2.9µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.121mg Duck meat
Threonine 0.773mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.872mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.465mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.486mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.475mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.938mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.462mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 84mg 88mg Duck meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Duck meat
Saturated Fat 9.67g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 7.322g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 0.408g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Ground meat
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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck meat
49
Ground meat

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
0%
Ground meat
Fats
131%
Duck meat
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.597g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Duck meat
Duck meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.