Chicken vs Duck: The Healthier Choice

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Chicken - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Chicken - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Duck meat vs Chicken: Nutrition Comparison

per 100gChickenDuck
Calories114 404
Fat1.65 g39.34 g
Protein23.2 g11.49 g
Water74.86 g48.5 g
Calcium12 mg11 mg
Iron0.73 mg2.4 mg
Magnessium27 mg15 mg
Phosphorus2.4 mg5.5 mg
Potassium239 mg209 mg
Sodium68 mg63 mg
Zink2.4 mg5.5 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.068 mg0.197 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.092 mg0.21 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)10.604 mg3.934 mg
Vitaminium B60.54 mg0.19 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.004 mg0.013 mg
Vitaminium E0.22 mg0.7 mg
Vitaminium K0.002 mg0.006 mg

Less Calories in Chicken

At first glance, you can see that in chicken is much less calories than in duck meat.

Chicken has 114 kcal per 100g and duck meat 404 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 254%.

Additionally, it is also easy to notice that most of the calories in chicken cames from protein and in duck meat from fat.

See tables below to compare chicken with duck meat in details.

Chicken And Duck meat Nutrition Difference

  • Calories:
    duck meat - 254% more than chicken
  • Fat:
    duck meat - 2284% more than chicken
  • Protein:
    chicken - 102% more than duck meat
  • Water:
    chicken - 54% more than duck meat

More protein in chicken

It is aslo easy to see see that in chicken is more protein than in duck meat.

There is 11.49g per 100g of duck meat and 23.2g per 100g of chicken so using simple math we can see that difference is about 102%.

Less fat in chicken

In chicken is less fats than in duck meat.

The tables above show us that there is 39.34g/100g of fats in duck meat and 1.65g/100g in chicken. In this case difference is about 2284%.


  • Calories114
  • Fat1.65 g
  • Protein23.2 g
  • Water74.86 g
Chicken calories per:
| ounce | single piece | breast | thigh | leg | wing

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS.
  • 86% PROTEIN
  • 14% FAT


  • Calories404
  • Fat39.34 g
  • Protein11.49 g
  • Water48.5 g
Duck calories per:
| ounce | single piece | breast | thigh | leg

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS
  • 11% PROTEIN
  • 89% FAT

Vitamins: duck meat vs chicken

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine):
    duck meat - 190% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin):
    duck meat - 128% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin):
    chicken - 170% more than duck meat
  • Vitaminium B6:
    chicken - 184% more than duck meat
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid):
    duck meat - 225% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium E:
    duck meat - 218% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium K:
    duck meat - 200% more than chicken

Minerals: chicken vs duck meat

  • Calcium:
    chicken - 9% more than duck meat
  • Iron:
    duck meat - 229% more than chicken
  • Magnessium:
    chicken - 80% more than duck meat
  • Phosphorus:
    duck meat - 129% more than chicken
  • Potassium:
    chicken - 14% more than duck meat
  • Sodium:
    chicken - 8% more than duck meat
  • Zink:
    duck meat - 129% more than chicken
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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