As an added substitution option, we are teaming up with the local folks at Munkebo Farms in Manor, Tx to bring duck eggs as an alternative option in any of our baked goods (our products are generally egg free, unless noted).
Duck eggs differ in protein from chicken eggs and many people with chicken egg allergies find that they do not have a reaction with duck eggs. 4 out of 5 of our our collective group of boys have either an egg allergy (IgE) or egg intolerance. So far, they have all done well with duck eggs, so we thought we'd extend the option to our customers!
What are the benefits of using duck eggs in baking, you ask? More nutritious AND fluffier baked goods!
Check out some of these interesting facts:
A duck egg contains about 130 calories; an extra large chicken egg contains about 80. Of the calories in a duck egg, about 86 are from fat, mostly monounsaturated fat. One duck egg contains 205 percent of the daily value for cholesterol, 18 percent of the daily value for protein and 15 percent of the daily value for iron; 100 grams of duck egg contain more of the vitamins B6, B12 and A than the same amount of chicken egg.
You receive many nutritional benefits from eating a single, cooked duck egg. You'll get over half of the amount of vitamin B-12 your body needs each day for blood production and neurological function, and 19 percent of the DV you require of vitamin A for healthy bones, a strong immune system and good vision. Duck eggs also provide the following daily value percentages of B vitamins and minerals: 13 percent riboflavin, 8 percent B-6, 5 percent thiamin, 1 percent niacin,15 percent iron and phosphorus, 10 percent folate, 7 percent zinc, 4 percent calcium, 3 percent magnesium and 2 percent calcium.
And while people who are allergic to chicken eggs may be able to eat duck eggs, keep in mind that it depends on the severity of the allergy and what, specifically, in the chicken egg the person is allergic to. Some people are allergic only to chicken eggs, some are allergic to all poultry products and all bird eggs. We recommend checking with your doctor first to help decide if it's an acceptable substitution.
We are excited to be working with Munkebo Farms and encourage you to learn more about their wonderful mission to bring local, organic, humanely-raised foods to Austin and surrounding areas. www.munkebofarm.com
Let us know if you're interested in trying any of our products with the duck egg substitution and we'll give you all of the details!