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Ground meat vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ground meat and Duck meat

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Duck meat is higher in Copper, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, and Iron.
  • Ground meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 91% more than Duck meat.
  • Duck meat contains 3 times less Zinc than Ground meat. Ground meat contains 5.84mg of Zinc, while Duck meat contains 1.86mg.
  • Ground meat has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, 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" 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 +200%
Contains more Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +214%
Contains more Iron +18.9%
Contains more Copper +187.3%
Contains less Sodium -19.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Phosphorus - 156
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +214%
Contains more Iron +18.9%
Contains more Copper +187.3%
Contains less Sodium -19.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 16
Equal in Phosphorus - 156

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 B6 +72.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +730%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +75.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +730%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +75.9%

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
46
Ground meat
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
42
Duck meat

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
143%
Ground meat
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Duck meat
Fats
71%
Ground meat
131%
Duck meat

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.
Ground meat Duck meat
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Ground meat Duck meat
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 richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.597g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Duck meat
Duck meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Duck meat Opinion
Calories 241 337 Duck meat
Protein 23.87 18.99 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 28.35 Duck meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 84 Duck meat
Vitamin D 2 3 Duck meat
Iron 2.27 2.7 Duck meat
Calcium 33 11 Ground meat
Potassium 241 204 Ground meat
Magnesium 17 16 Ground meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.227 Duck meat
Zinc 5.84 1.86 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 156 Ground meat
Sodium 73 59 Duck meat
Vitamin A 9 210 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.12 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.174 Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.269 Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.026 4.825 Duck meat
Vitamin B5 0.512 1.098 Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.18 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49 0.3 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 7 6 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 Duck meat
Saturated Fat 6.073 9.67 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 12.9 Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 3.65 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.121 0.232 Duck meat
Threonine 0.923 0.773 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.872 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 1.465 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 1.486 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.475 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.752 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.938 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.462 Ground meat
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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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/nutrients
  2. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.