Not all ducks are the same
There are many different breeds of duck and they don’t all yield the same product. Alqamar Farms raises White Pekin ducks, which have a tender, mild flavor that is not as “gamey” as other types of duck marketed in the United States — such as Muscovy, Moulard or Mallard.
White Pekin is the type of duck Alqamar Farms raises. It’s the most popular breed raised in the United States. Years ago, White Pekin ducks were brought from China to Long Island, which served as the center of the U.S. duck industry. This is the origin of the term “Long Island Style,” which you may see on White Pekin duck packaging. White Pekin ducks offer a tender, mild meat that is preferred by most Americans and adapts to a wide range of flavor profiles and cuisines.
The Mallard is a wild duck that is farm-raised on a limited basis. It is smaller and tougher than the Pekin. These ducks have very little fat, but often taste greasy.
The Muscovy is a duck breed with large, meaty males and smaller females. The Muscovy has a much stronger flavor than the White Pekin and is often selected for its breast or liver, which is often used for foie gras.Moulard
The Moulard is a cross between a Muscovy duck and a White Pekin. The Moulard is larger and has a stronger, gamier taste than the Pekin. It can be stringy and chewy. This breed is usually selected for its liver for foie gras
Benefits of Pekin Duck Meat
Pekin duck meat is a good source of protein, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, iron, zinc, vitamin B-6 and thiamine and smaller amounts of vitamin B-12, folate and magnesium. Pekin duck meat is relatively high in fat and cholesterol, especially if you eat the skin
WHOLE PEKIN DUCK RAW
BONELESS DUCK BREAST RAW
DUCK LEG WITH BONE
DUCK LEG WITHOUT BONE
DUCK MINCE MEAT
DUCK FEET & HEAD