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Do People Eat Duck Feet?

Eating duck feet may sound unappetizing to some people, but it is considered to be a delicacy in many Asian countries, including China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Korea.

People in other parts of the world eat duck feet, too. Recipes featuring duck feet are popular in Jamaica, South Africa, Trinidad, and a number of countries in South America.

What is so special about duck feet?

Duck Feet Health Benefits - Clear Complexion

One of the positive, health-related benefits of eating duck feet is a good, clear complexion. Research showed that duck feet contained lots of collagen. Collagen, as you know is the ingredient for youthful-looking skin.

Duck Feet and Collagen

Duck feet as a good alternative source for collagen. The usual source for collagen is from bovine and marine fish. But the production cost from these sources is very expensive.

duck feet are not only rich in collagen but also a good source of hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulfate. Hyaluronic acid is touted as the fountain of youth - it can prevent the effects of aging. Chondroitin sulfate is good for osteoarthritis so it is good for people with joint problems.

What are Collagen and What Are Its Benefits?

Collagen can simply be described as a protein that acts as a glue that 'holds our body together'. The benefits are not only for the skin but also for the heart and can even improve athletic performance. Other benefits of taking collagen  are:

  • Healthier and younger-looking skin.
  • It is rich in calcium and protein, without the carbohydrates.
  • It improves blood supply by strengthening the blood vessels.
  • Assist the body in metabolizing fats, therefore good for weight loss.
  • Slows the effect of arthritis.
  • Reduce pain and swelling (inflammation).

Most collagen, or collagen supplements, are expensive. Why pay so much when you can have a cheap or almost free alternative? Use duck feet instead.

To enjoy the benefits of collagen in the duck feet, use it in your soups, broths or in any cooking.

Duck Cartilage for Arthritis

Duck feet consists of bones, skin, and tendons, but no muscles. These are packed with protein, calcium, trace minerals, collagen, and cartilage that are easily absorbed by the body. These are the essential nutrients required for good joint movement to minimize arthritis and joint pain.

Instead of buying supplements with glucosamine and chondroitin, use duck feet in your soup or broth and enjoy a cheaper option for joint health.

Despite the goodness of duck feet, many people are not eating it as it reminded them of human hand!