Lazy Acres is proud to bring its customers a new product to the egg category – Mary’s Free Range Duck Eggs from Pitman Farms. Duck eggs happen to be rich and smooth and are loaded with a number of health benefits.
Mary’s Free-Range Pekin Ducks are raised naturally in the beautiful weather here, in California. They live year-round with access to the outdoors and are watched every day to make sure they are comfortable and happy. They are raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a vegetarian diet.
Why are Duck Eggs so great?
Farm Fresh eggs with a rich smooth orange yolk, whether they are Chicken eggs or Duck eggs, will surprise you if you have only experienced the colorless and flavorless supermarket versions. What most people do not know is that Duck eggs are far superior to Chicken eggs with the same taste and richer, smoother consistency. Plus they are loaded with a number of health benefits, such as:
- Duck eggs have twice the nutritional value of a chicken egg and stay fresher longer due to their thicker shell.
- Duck eggs are richer with more Albumen making cakes and pastries fluffier and richer.
- Duck Eggs have more Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Duck Eggs are an alkaline producing food – one of the few foods that leaves your body with more alkaline which is a great benefit to cancer patients as cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment. Chicken eggs are an acid food leaving your body more acid.
- Egg Allergy Substitutes: One health benefit with duck eggs is that “most people” who are allergic to chicken eggs are able to eat duck eggs without allergic reactions.
How can I cook with my Duck Eggs?
Everything that you do with a chicken egg can be done with a duck egg. This includes scrambling, poaching, and baking. In fact, most expert bakers report that using duck eggs makes their cakes rise higher and provides them with excellent taste due to their high fat content. As the water content in duck eggs is less than chicken eggs, you need to be careful not to overcook them, which have a tendency to make them rubbery.
I had the chance to take some home and try them and I was pleasantly surprised. I swapped out our chicken eggs for duck eggs at breakfast, and my kids (two of the pickiest eaters I have ever met) didn’t even notice. By the end of the week, they had consumed a dozen duck eggs.