Duck eggs, in all respects are larger than chicken eggs, about 50% larger than jumbo-sized chicken eggs. Duck eggs also have higher nutritional values than eggs but at the same time, they also have higher cholesterol than chicken eggs. Compared to chicken eggs, the whites of the duck eggs are totally transparent. As for the taste, duck eggs generally taste similar to chicken eggs but they may be a little bit more intense due to their diets. Ducks love to eat bugs, worms, and creepy crawlies and this contributes to the egg’s more intense flavor.
Duck Egg Trivia
- Duck eggs have a much thicker shell than chicken eggs, making opening them somewhat tricky.
- If given a chance, chefs love to work with duck yolks in recipes that use yolks as duck egg yolks are richer and bigger than chicken eggs.
- Duck eggs whites have a different protein content than chicken eggs, so people who are allergic to chicken eggs can sometimes consume duck eggs without problems.
- Ducks are more disease resistant than chickens, this means duck eggs are more likely to be antibiotic-free than not.
- While duck eggs can be graded, many producers don’t bother to grade their eggs and just sell them per piece and not by size like chicken eggs.