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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, 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 than Steak. While Duck meat has 63µg of Vitamin A, 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
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6
Steak
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Copper +167.1%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +240.9%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Sodium - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Copper +167.1%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
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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4
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 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% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
114%
Duck meat
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
0%
Steak
Fats
131%
Duck meat
88%
Steak

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 Steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Steak
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 Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 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 minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Steak Opinion
Calories 337 271 Duck meat
Protein 18.99 24.85 Steak
Fats 28.35 19.02 Duck meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 84 78 Steak
Vitamin D 3 6 Steak
Iron 2.7 2.4 Duck meat
Calcium 11 12 Steak
Potassium 204 279 Steak
Magnesium 16 23 Steak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.227 0.085 Duck meat
Zinc 1.86 6.34 Steak
Starch
Phosphorus 156 163 Steak
Sodium 59 58 Steak
Vitamin A 210 25 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B1 0.174 0.074 Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269 0.301 Steak
Vitamin B3 4.825 5.149 Steak
Vitamin B5 1.098 Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.5 Steak
Vitamin B12 0.3 2.2 Steak
Vitamin K 5.1 1.6 Duck meat
Folate 6 6
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.67 8.443 Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9 9.171 Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65 0.896 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232 0.278 Steak
Threonine 0.773 1.171 Steak
Isoleucine 0.872 1.157 Steak
Leucine 1.465 2.142 Steak
Lysine 1.486 2.38 Steak
Methionine 0.475 0.672 Steak
Phenylalanine 0.752 0.997 Steak
Valine 0.938 1.242 Steak
Histidine 0.462 0.931 Steak
Fructose

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 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. 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.