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Duck meat vs. Steak — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Duck meat and Steak?

  • Duck meat is higher in Copper, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin A RAE, yet Steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Steak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 79% more.
  • Duck meat has 9 times more Vitamin A RAE than Steak. While Duck meat has 63µg of Vitamin A RAE, Steak has only 7µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Steak is lower.

We used Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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 Iron +12.5%
Contains more Copper +167.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Zinc +240.9%
Contains more Selenium +59%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Sodium - 58
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 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29% 0% 174%
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Copper +167.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Zinc +240.9%
Contains more Selenium +59%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Sodium - 58

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin A +740%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +633.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
Equal in Folate - 6
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +740%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +633.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
Equal in Folate - 6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +49.1%
Contains more Other +51.9%
Contains more Protein +30.9%
Equal in Water - 55.59
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 g
25% 19% 56%
Protein: 24.85 g
Fats: 19.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 55.59 g
Other: 0.54 g
Contains more Fats +49.1%
Contains more Other +51.9%
Contains more Protein +30.9%
Equal in Water - 55.59

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +307.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.7%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
46% 50% 5%
Saturated Fat: 8.443 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.171 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.896 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +307.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Steak Opinion
Protein 18.99g 24.85g Steak
Fats 28.35g 19.02g Duck meat
Calories 337kcal 271kcal Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 12mg Steak
Iron 2.7mg 2.4mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 156mg 163mg Steak
Potassium 204mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 59mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 1.86mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.227mg 0.085mg Duck meat
Manganese 0.019mg Duck meat
Selenium 20µg 31.8µg Steak
Vitamin A 210IU 25IU Duck meat
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 7µg Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.074mg Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 1.098mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 6µg 6µg
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.2µg Steak
Choline 50.4mg Duck meat
Vitamin K 5.1µg 1.6µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.773mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.872mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 1.465mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 1.486mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.475mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.938mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.462mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 84mg 78mg Steak
Saturated Fat 9.67g 8.443g Steak
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Steak
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Steak
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.013g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 9.171g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 0.896g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Steak
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
45%
Steak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
59%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.227g)
Which food is cheaper?
Duck meat
Duck meat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 minerals?
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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.
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.