Duck meat is consumed only on special occasion as it is expensive. Duck is a poultry bird that is widely spread in China, which is home to Pecking Duck. Domestic ducks are much nutritional and fattier than wild or poultry.
Every portion of duck is full of nutrition and has its own benefits. It is darker in colour compared to chicken and turkey meat. However, while distinguishing between fresh and old meat, one should know the colour of fresh meat first. If the colour is still darker than original duck meat, then it is older than claimed.
When duck meat is cooked, its outer skin turns brown and crispy, whereas the inner flesh remains pink. Generally, it is medium or rare cooked to give it a chewy and flavourful taste. Duck is high in fat content, which helps in cooking meat as no extra oil is required in it. This fat melts and comes out from flesh and spreads all over. It also floats in pan, which can be later collected and stored in a container for future use in the form of butter in other dishes. To spread fat oil all over flesh, you need to prick hole in meat before frying it.
Preparing duck meat isn’t a difficult task. You don’t need help of a chef or an expert. It can be prepared just like chicken and doesn’t take lot time to cook. All you need to do is understand the amount of heat and time required to roast it. You can also search online for a roasted duck recipe which can be prepared in no time.
As we were discussing above, duck meat is full of vitamins and minerals. It has many health benefits. Let’s discuss them together –
- It has adequate amount of glycine that helps in sleep disorder, healthy skin and healing wound. Although our body makes glycine as much as it is required, but taking dietary glycine is no harm.
- 100g of duck meat including skin provides 19g of protein which is good in repairing body cells, building muscles, enhancing immune system, healthy skin, nails and hair.
- Selenium is the main content in duck meat which is an antioxidant. It helps in reducing inflammation and increasing immunity.
- Duck meat also has good content of Vitamin B like Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 as well as Vitamin A, K, E and foliates. They majorly help in increasing RBC, immunity, improve nervous system, convert food to energy.
Thus, eating duck can be beneficial in many ways. All parts have their own benefit and can be consumed in different ways. Duck meat can be fried gently in pan or steamed in water with herbs and seasonings. Prepare it in any form and enjoy the delightful taste.