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August 23, 2007

The Other Egg

By Mark Sisson
15 Comments

Reader Stephan emailed me earlier about some very smart fuel you might want to consider: duck eggs. Apparently duck eggs are incredibly rich in nutrition – 100% of your daily B12 (well, by government standards anyway). And apparently those who are allergic to chicken eggs can frequently still do well with duck eggs. Never tried ’em myself, but I think I will. Anyone else tried them or any other unusual eggs?

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Crystal
Crystal
9 years 1 month ago

Mark-
Tell us how they taste! I’ve had blue and green chicken eggs but it’s still chicken.

Nancy
Nancy
4 years 1 month ago

We raise Mallards and Khaki Campbell ducks here. There eggs are larger than chickens- we have them too- and they are richer tasting. And for a special occasion- they make THE BEST cakes too.The Campbell ducks actually lay 2 eggs per day- no joke- I love them!

Sara
9 years 1 month ago

I have had quail eggs. They are pretty much the tiniest bite ever, but good.

Joe Stankowski
9 years 1 month ago

Betcha they’d be tasty with cat-bacon (unsmoked, of course) and a short stack of kentucky blue grass pancakes.

Tatsujin
9 years 1 month ago

Same here Sara,
I occasionally get the quail eggs. They are small. ๐Ÿ˜‰
They are not easy to find,
I see them only at the local asian supermarket.

severn
severn
9 years 1 month ago

I have tried goose eggs. Too tart!!

Sara
9 years 1 month ago

I find cat bacon to be too stringy. I recommend squirrel. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ron
9 years 29 days ago

I have eaten, duck goose and turkey eggs, If I recall acurately, turkey eggs were simular to chicken only larger, ducks and goose are stronger and lots darker yokes, while the goose eggs had a rubbery texture. I also ate pecock eggs, but I can’t remember much about them.Also the goose eggs were mostly yoke. We had a freind about twenty years ago who raised every type of egg laying bird possibly known to man.

Steve
Steve
8 years 6 months ago

I had an emu egg before from whole foods, biggest omlet ever!

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David
David
5 years 7 months ago

I have a pair of quakers and used to eat the eggs, when she was still laying. Found them ‘gamey’ in the beginning but ended up preferring them to chicken eggs because they had so much more flavor. Slightly bigger than a jumbo chicken egg.

Primal Palate
Primal Palate
5 years 3 months ago

I just had my very first duck eggs ever and I’m never going back to chicken eggs unless duck’s are unavailable for whatever reason.

After consuming 2 jumbo duck eggs I had a feeling of happiness come over me and smiled even though there was nothing to smile about in the house…odd.
Maybe it was the high amount of B12.
Duck eggs are also higher in the fat soluble vitamins A (as Retinol), E, D and K2…and are much higher in all the minerals needed to grow strong bones and teeth.

da tu zi
da tu zi
5 years 2 months ago
I just got into this site and I love these various egg posts! Eggs… yay! Where I live duck eggs are really popular. They are eaten in a variety of ways and I love them! Especially the salted duck eggs which are preserved, they are super salty so probably not the healthiest way to eat the duck egg… Before moving to China I never ate eggs. Just didn’t care for them. Now I love all sorts, especially quail, duck, and the teeny tiny family farm eggs (chickens w/out access to ‘roids!) when I can find them – they are the… Read more »
Srinivas Kari
Srinivas Kari
4 years 3 months ago

are quail eggs healthier then chicken eggs? I have quail eggs at a local supermarket and the labels say that the quails are grown antibiotic – free and have no extra chemicals etc added. They taste just the same as chicken eggs but I read that they have a very high cholesterol content. I just like to change things to keep things interesting instead of eating the same stuff everyday.

Tracy-Anne
Tracy-Anne
4 years 29 days ago

Love quail eggs poached on top of salmon with a little dill sprinkled over. Duck eggs are great as well. We have a local grower just down the road for both of these so are very lucky.

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