December 10th, 2012

Eggs Part 3: 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.

Part A

Every minute on the minute for 5 minutes:

1 squat clean

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Part B

4 rounds each for time of:

5 Squat cleans @ 75% of heaviest Squat clean from Part A

10 Box jump overs 20″/16″

15 Kettlebell swings 70#/53#

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*For the box jump overs in part B watch the video link.


14 Responses

  1. 1rm 205lbs
    11:40 Rx’d @ 185lbs

    Mark, where gave you been????

  2. A: 155#
    B: 11:55 – 115# squat clean, 53# kettlebell

  3. A. Front Squat 320lbs (gravity weather was high today, oiy!)
    stupid heel, stupid lack of patience
    B. 10:00 with 245lbs Front Squats. Realized during the last round I was doing 15 box jump overs per round, ops! Apparently low brain power this morning.

    Great to hang out in the morning darkness again, it’s been awhile!

    I miss Mark.

  4. A-185, 195, 200, 205, 205 these are awesome! I felt I could have done more, next time….

    B- 12:06 rx’d (155#) used the new box on its side, that was hard getting over the width on the bj.

  5. JV
    Part A- 260#
    Part B-8:44 with 195#

  6. A. 80#s
    B. 11:45
    60# SC
    35# KB
    Stopped on the top of the box (too afraid to try and jump over, had visions of landing on my face…)

    Mark, where have you been? Everyone misses you!

  7. i’ve at Disney World, getting back late tonight, probably won’t make it Tue AM…

  8. 225# SC

    13:13rx – 170# SC

  9. 185# SC
    13:44 – RX’d – 135#

  10. A. Worked up to 135, but failed in my first set, so went down to 125# for 5 mins.
    B. 15:53
    35# KBS
    This included lots of playing around on Pandora to find the perfect 80’s hairband for our new speakers, and taking a phone call.

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