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October 22nd, 2010

Eggs Part whatever we are on now: Battle of the Birds

Tonight in Battle of the Birds we have duck eggs squaring off against chicken eggs. Check the stats below for the blow by blow comparison and decide for yourself which you want on your plate. These stats were taken from Boon Dockers Naturals

These stats are calculated per 100 gram of egg so the difference in nutrient levels are not due to the increased size of the duck egg.

Water (g) 75.33 70.83 Less water is better
Energy (KCal) 149 185 More energy, dense food
Protein (g) 12.49 12.81 Better protein
Fat (g) 10.02 13.77 Better Fats
Carbohydrate (g) 1.22 1.45 Packed with nutrients
Minerals (mg) 486.58 674.36 Lots of extras
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.139 0.25 2x as much
Amino acids (g) 12.49 12.99 more complex aminos
Pantothenic acid (mg) 1.255 1.862 2x as much
Riboflavin (mg) 0.508 0.404 only one lower!
Thiamin (mg) 0.062 0.156 2x as much
Vitamin A (IU) 635 1328 2x as much
Niacin (mg) 0.073 0.20 3x as much
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 1.00 5.40 5x as much

The difference is clear. Duck eggs are simply a more nutrient dense food source than chicken eggs. They are also delicious. I like them better than chicken egg. The yolk is richer and a bit more firm. They are a bit more expensive per dozen, but they are also quite a bit bigger offsetting some of the extra cost. Another downside I can think of for duck eggs is that they are not available during the colder fall and winter months. Finally, and unfortunately, like most super high quality protein sources they are not found at grocery stores. Check local farms, co-ops and farmer’s markets.

5:30 AM Class

Happy rest day!

9:15 AM and 5:15 PM Classes

“Test 3

Tabata Squat
Max reps of Muscle-ups in 4 minutes

Our sub for Muscle-ups in this WOD will be Handstand Push ups.

The Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 intervals. Tabata score is the least number of reps performed in any of the eight intervals. Begin time for muscle-ups immediately after the last 10 second rest interval. Test score equals Tabata score multiplied by number of muscle-ups completed.

Post score to comments.

Bonus WOD

42-30-18 reps for time of:

Body weight Deadlift

GHD Sit ups

Post time to comments.


6 Responses

  1. Thought I was doing well with 19 squats for the first six sets, but the lactic acid got the best of me on the last two – 17 squats on the 7th set, and 14 squats on the very last one…=(

    MU – 16
    Bonus WOD looked brutal…

    Missed seeing the 9:15 squad. Way to go, everyone!!

  2. 15 X 41= 615

    The 9:15 crew rocks, what awesome energy everyone has. It’s so fun working out with people you can call true friends! Halee, so good to see you again, I’ve missed you!

    So glad I wasn’t doing the bonus….you guys looked incredible, people!

    JV, your duck yolk is really intense! It’s amazing the difference between the two.

  3. wow that is so amazing!the difference is so great!

  4. Thanks for the egg info. Guess I won’t be “scurred” of the duck eggs next time!

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