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Best to Buy

Fresh duck should be odor-free and have clean skin with no pinfeathers. Frozen duck should have a plump breast and be wrapped in an airtight package.

Prep & Store

Refrigerate fresh duck in is original wrapping, over-wrapped with aluminum foil, for up to two days. Freeze fresh duck if you do not plan to cook it within two days of purchase.

Tasty Tip

Duck should always be cooked until well done with an internal temperature of at least 165°F (74°C).

Nutrition Notes

Duck is an excellent source of iron, selenium, and riboflavin and a good source of thiamine.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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