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Duck meat vs. Lamb loin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Duck meat and Lamb loin

  • Duck meat has more Copper, Vitamin B5, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B1, however, Lamb loin is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline.
  • Lamb loin covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 80% more than Duck meat.

Food varieties used in this article are Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, loin, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, roasted.

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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 Iron +27.4%
Contains more Copper +90.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +23%
Equal in Sodium - 64
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
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 6% 80% 17% 78% 22% 9% 93% 40% 3% 135%
Contains more Iron +27.4%
Contains more Copper +90.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +23%
Equal in Sodium - 64
Equal in Manganese - 0.02

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 +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.2%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.7%
Contains more Choline +75.4%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 4.7
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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 56% 134% 39% 26% 15% 277% 49% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.2%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.7%
Contains more Choline +75.4%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 4.7

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +20.2%
Contains more Protein +18.7%
Contains more Other +65.9%
Equal in Water - 52.5
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 g
23% 24% 53%
Protein: 22.55 g
Fats: 23.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 52.5 g
Other: 1.36 g
Contains more Fats +20.2%
Contains more Protein +18.7%
Contains more Other +65.9%
Equal in Water - 52.5

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +95.2%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 10.24
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 10.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.68 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.87 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +95.2%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 10.24

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 Lamb loin
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Lamb loin Opinion
Protein 18.99g 22.55g Lamb loin
Fats 28.35g 23.59g Duck meat
Calories 337kcal 309kcal Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 18mg Lamb loin
Iron 2.7mg 2.12mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 23mg Lamb loin
Phosphorus 156mg 180mg Lamb loin
Potassium 204mg 246mg Lamb loin
Sodium 59mg 64mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 3.41mg Lamb loin
Copper 0.227mg 0.119mg Duck meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.02mg Lamb loin
Selenium 20µg 24.6µg Lamb loin
Vitamin A 210IU 0IU Duck meat
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 0µg Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.11mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU 2IU Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.1mg Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.24mg Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 7.1mg Lamb loin
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 0.65mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.11mg Duck meat
Folate 6µg 19µg Lamb loin
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.21µg Lamb loin
Choline 50.4mg 88.4mg Lamb loin
Vitamin K 5.1µg 4.7µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.264mg Lamb loin
Threonine 0.773mg 0.965mg Lamb loin
Isoleucine 0.872mg 1.088mg Lamb loin
Leucine 1.465mg 1.754mg Lamb loin
Lysine 1.486mg 1.991mg Lamb loin
Methionine 0.475mg 0.579mg Lamb loin
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 0.918mg Lamb loin
Valine 0.938mg 1.217mg Lamb loin
Histidine 0.462mg 0.714mg Lamb loin
Cholesterol 84mg 95mg Duck meat
Saturated Fat 9.67g 10.24g Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 9.68g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 1.87g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Lamb loin
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
49%
Lamb loin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
48%
Lamb loin

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb loin
Lamb loin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Lamb loin
Lamb loin is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.57g)
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. Lamb loin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172490/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.