|News flash! Not all eggs come from chickens. That's not always easy to remember when you're staring at the stacks and stacks of cartons filled with plain white eggs at your grocery store every week. But it's true, and some of the tastiest eggs out there come from non-clucking birds, like ducks, quail and even ostriches! So if you want to add a little diversity to your diet—and fortify it with a wider variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals—get your mind out of the hen house and look for these 7 tasty alternatives.|
Higher in protein, calcium, iron, potassium, and pretty much every major mineral than chicken eggs, duck eggs are a good first step away from chicken eggs if you don't consider yourself a very adventurous eater. They taste virtually identical to chicken eggs, and are about the same size, so you can substitute duck eggs into your recipes very easily. Their shells, however, are much thicker—and therefore they're great for painting, hiding, and dyeing for Easter baskets.