Sunday, December 30, 2012

A POST ABOUT DUCK EGGS... (Nutrition, Allergy's , Freezing .....)

DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST PPL WHO ARE ALLERGIC TO
CHICKEN EGGS CAN HAVE:




 DUCK EGGS/GUINEA HEN EGGS/ GOOSE EGGS AND OSTRICH EGGS &even Turkey Eggs!
I CANNOT HAVE CHICKEN EGGS BUT CAN SAFELY AND DELICIOUSLY CONSUME, DUCK , GUINEA AND GOOSE, I HAVE NOT TRIED OSTRICH EGGS or the Turkey YET BUT HOPE TO IN THE NEAR FUTURE! :D :D :D

You can image my excitement when i figured this out years ago, so wonderful and such a blessing to able to consume eggs again and in baking and cooking , Yes i do bake and cook without eggs but its so nice to know i can and I do! :D and besides Duck eggs are coveted by the french for there awesome rocking Meringue !!!






Of course have your self check or do a skin test overnight to make sure. :D
Or they do say: "People who are allergic to chicken eggs may be able to eat duck eggs but 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."
Photo of an Ostrich Egg


Can a person allergic to eggs eat chicken?

In most cases, the answer is yes. Most often the antibodies against eggs identify chicken as non-egg and chicken can be eaten safely. In rare cases, the antibodies find a similarity between the protein structure of chicken and eggs and the child can react to both.

Can a person allergic only to egg white still eat the yolk?

Eggs have two allergenic components with different properties - the yolk and the white. The egg white is the component which causes the most severe reactions. However, it makes little difference which part of the egg a child is allergic to. It is very difficult to separate the white from the yolk without having some parts of each combine. Extremely small amounts can sometimes trigger severe reactions.


NUTRION

Duck Eggs Vs Chicken Eggs: Nutrition

6x the Vitamin D, 2x the Vitamin A, and 2x the cholesterol in duck eggs vs chicken eggs. Duck contains about 75% of the Vitamin E in chicken eggs. Duck eggs reportedly also have more Vitamin K2, Duck eggs also are higher in calories for the same weight quantity, probably due to it's slightly higher fat concentration. Also, keep in mind that the eggs of free-range, pastured animals generally have higher levels of vitamins and higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The yolks are darker, yellower, indicating a higher nutrient density.
A 100 gm of duck egg will provide about 185 KCal of energy, compared to 149 KCal of energy provided by a chicken egg. Both types of eggs, match each other in terms of carbohydrate content, while the protein content is slightly higher in the duck eggs compared to chicken eggs. The mineral content of duck eggs is very similar. Both contain selenium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium and iron. The duck eggs contain slightly higher amounts of all these minerals.
Same is the case with vitamin content in both of them. The vitamin content too is similar, but duck eggs have a higher amount of each one of them, which includes thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and retinol.
100 gm of duck eggs will have about 3.68 gm of saturated fat, compared to 3.1 gm in chicken eggs. The mono unsaturated fat content is about 50% more in duck eggs as against chicken eggs. The amino acid content profile is also similar for both eggs, but again duck eggs contain more of them. The amino acids included are threonine, isoleucine, trytophan, leucine, methionine, lysine, cystine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, valine, serine, glycine, proline, aspartic acid, histidine, alanine, and arginine. The only minus point that duck eggs have is the considerably higher cholesterol content, compared to chicken eggs. 100 gm of duck eggs will contain 884 mg of cholesterol, compared to 425 mg in chicken eggs.



HOW TO FREEZE DUCK EGGS.
Ok I have mentioned before that Muscovy Eggs are the size of 2 to 3 chicken eggs!!! How Do I ensure that I will have eggs during the OFF LAYING SEASON?
 I FREEZE EM!! Yep that's right easy peasy! here goes!
Can I use A ice cube tray? Not usually with Duck eggs they are too big!! (see size comparison above mentioned). and if u are baking with them after they are frozen u would want to freeze them like one egg at a time.
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STEP ONE: Get a Muffin tin, little plastic sandwich baggies, and your duck eggs.


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STEP TWO: Place in sandwich baggies - u can use them with or without the zip-lock feature , if u don't have them with the zip-lock feature just twisty tie them I have many times :D


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Step Three: Break the eggs place in each in the bags. Close shut get as much air as u can out of them.


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Step Four: Place closed bags in freezer and freeze! Once Frozen take out and place all the eggs in a FREEZER Gallon bag!! :D walla Eggs in the winter! :)

To Thaw Simply take the amount u wish and  Defrost in the Fridge or your counter  :D

NOTED: If you have smaller eggs like Chicken or Gunia or turkey u can freeze them in a Ice cube tray like this and then once frozen break em out and place in bags :) Like I said above these are too small for duck eggs :)



*Disclaimer: I  do  not claim to treat, cure or diagnose any illness or disease this is a personal Blog about me and my experiences and expertise.  

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