- Duck meat is an excellent source of protein, phosphorus, riboflavin, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, thiamine, vitamin B12, folate and magnesium.
Did You Know?
- Without the skin, it has a lower calorie intake than a piece of skinless chicken. 100g of cooked duck breast meat, without skin, contains 140 calories. 100g of cooked chicken breast meat, without skin, contains 165 calories.
- Duck meat contains high levels of niacin. A 100g portion of duck meat provides 50% of the body’s daily niacin requirements – proven to help metabolise fats in the body and lower levels of cholesterol.
- The Pekin Duck, the most popular choice of duck consumption today, dates back to the Yuan (Mongol) dynasty in China.
- Domestic ducks have been kept for food consumption for at least 4000 years across the world.