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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" chart 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%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Sodium - 58
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
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%
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" chart 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 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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 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

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 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
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.99g 24.85g Steak
Fats 28.35g 19.02g Duck meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 337kcal 271kcal Duck meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
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
Vitamin A 210IU 25IU Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
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 mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 6µg 6µg
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.2µg Steak
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
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.67g 8.443g 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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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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck meat
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
0%
Steak
Fats
131%
Duck meat
88%
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

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. 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.