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Duck meat vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Duck meat and Ostrich?

  • Duck meat is richer in Copper, yet Ostrich is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus and Vitamin A.
  • Ostrich's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 248% higher.
  • Duck meat has 10 times more Saturated Fat than Ostrich. Duck meat has 9.67g of Saturated Fat, while Ostrich has 1g.

We used Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +49.3%
Contains less Sodium -26.3%
Contains more Potassium +77.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +160.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Equal in Iron - 2.79
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 2% 32% 18% 51% 133% 108% 11%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +49.3%
Contains less Sodium -26.3%
Contains more Potassium +77.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +160.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Equal in Iron - 2.79

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +202.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1983.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 782% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +202.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1983.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
32
Duck meat
105
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck meat
57
Ostrich

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 the food
Protein
114%
Duck meat
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
0%
Ostrich
Fats
131%
Duck meat
12%
Ostrich

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.67g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Duck meat Ostrich Opinion
Calories 337 145 Duck meat
Protein 18.99 28.49 Ostrich
Fats 28.35 2.57 Duck meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 84 85 Duck meat
Vitamin D 3 Duck meat
Iron 2.7 2.79 Ostrich
Calcium 11 6 Duck meat
Potassium 204 362 Ostrich
Magnesium 16 25 Ostrich
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.227 0.152 Duck meat
Zinc 1.86 4.85 Ostrich
Starch
Phosphorus 156 251 Ostrich
Sodium 59 80 Duck meat
Vitamin A 210 0 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7 0.23 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.174 0.232 Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.269 0.292 Ostrich
Vitamin B3 4.825 7.143 Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.098 1.318 Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.545 Ostrich
Vitamin B12 0.3 6.25 Ostrich
Vitamin K 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 6 15 Ostrich
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.67 1 Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9 0.97 Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65 0.44 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232 0.254 Ostrich
Threonine 0.773 1.25 Ostrich
Isoleucine 0.872 1.354 Ostrich
Leucine 1.465 2.315 Ostrich
Lysine 1.486 2.516 Ostrich
Methionine 0.475 0.796 Ostrich
Phenylalanine 0.752 1.176 Ostrich
Valine 0.938 1.407 Ostrich
Histidine 0.462 0.716 Ostrich
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.