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Ostrich vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ostrich and Duck meat?

  • Ostrich is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B3 and Phosphorus, yet Duck meat is richer in Copper and Vitamin A.
  • Ostrich's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 248% higher.
  • Ostrich has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Duck meat. Ostrich has 0.545mg of Vitamin B6, while Duck meat has 0.18mg.
  • Ostrich contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked and Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 Potassium +77.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +160.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +49.3%
Contains less Sodium -26.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.7
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 2% 32% 18% 51% 133% 108% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Contains more Potassium +77.5%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +160.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +49.3%
Contains less Sodium -26.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.7

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 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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +204.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.269
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%
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 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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +204.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.269

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
105
Ostrich
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Ostrich
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 the food
Protein
171%
Ostrich
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ostrich
0%
Duck meat
Fats
12%
Ostrich
131%
Duck meat

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.
Ostrich Duck meat
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
Ostrich 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 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 Ostrich Duck meat Opinion
Calories 145 337 Duck meat
Protein 28.49 18.99 Ostrich
Fats 2.57 28.35 Duck meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 84 Duck meat
Vitamin D 3 Duck meat
Iron 2.79 2.7 Ostrich
Calcium 6 11 Duck meat
Potassium 362 204 Ostrich
Magnesium 25 16 Ostrich
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.152 0.227 Duck meat
Zinc 4.85 1.86 Ostrich
Starch
Phosphorus 251 156 Ostrich
Sodium 80 59 Duck meat
Vitamin A 0 210 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.23 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.232 0.174 Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.292 0.269 Ostrich
Vitamin B3 7.143 4.825 Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.318 1.098 Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545 0.18 Ostrich
Vitamin B12 6.25 0.3 Ostrich
Vitamin K 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 15 6 Ostrich
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1 9.67 Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97 12.9 Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44 3.65 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.254 0.232 Ostrich
Threonine 1.25 0.773 Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.354 0.872 Ostrich
Leucine 2.315 1.465 Ostrich
Lysine 2.516 1.486 Ostrich
Methionine 0.796 0.475 Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176 0.752 Ostrich
Valine 1.407 0.938 Ostrich
Histidine 0.716 0.462 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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.