Mimosa Duck Eggs

This little breakfast dish is so brimming with glutathione rich nutrition.

Asparagus, watercress, capers, and duck eggs, have two things in common. They are each individually extremely high in glutathione and they are a marriage made in heaven.

Eggs (and particularly egg whites) are often problematic, on a low histamine diet.  I do tolerate duck eggs so I eat them.

Duck eggs are also often tolerated when chicken eggs are not. This may be because duck eggs have:

1. Thicker shell so stay fresher longer
2. Larger yolk to white ratio than chicken eggs (with the white of the egg being higher in histamines)
3. High Omega 3 content (thats highly anti-inflammatory)
4. High in glutathione and cysteine
5. Higher nutritional value compared to chicken eggs, particularly Vitamin D, and vitamin A.

Even if you are not on a low histamine diet, eggs are often not tolerated, and this is why the auto-immune diet excludes them for 30 days. One of the big mistakes I see on the auto-immune diet is that people exclude foods that are on lists and do not test their own bio-individuality.

Eggs and milk allergies are estimated to be around 0.2% to 0.4% in the US population. This means that eggs are amongst the top 8 foods that cause 90% of allergies but that only a small percentage of the population have egg allergies. It is my belief that each individual should test these top 8 foods, but they should not pull them out of their diet.


Mimosa Duck Eggs
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Serves: 1
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 duck eggs
  • 1 tablespoon capers in salt, rinsed
  • ¼ cup watercress, leaves or microherbs
  • 1 pinch celtic salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Place 2 duck eggs into cold water and bring to the boil.
  2. Boil for 9 minutes.
  3. Then remove from the heat, and place in ice cold water, for 10 minutes. Then peel.
  4. Snap the ends of the asparagus.
  5. Put the olive oil in a frying pan, then coat the asparagus in the olive oil, and fry on a medium heat until the asparagus is wilted but bright green.
  6. Remove from the heat and place in a serving bowl.
  7. FInely cut the duck egg, capers, and watercress to make a rustic tapenade.
  8. Place on the serving plate with the asparagus
  9. Then Serve.




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  • LeeAnn

    Looks yummy! Having to avoid eggs at the moment due to CBS mutation and sulphur but can’t wait to add them back into my diet!

    • Thanks Lee Ann. Hope it is not too long I eat them on a semi-regular basis because I need to build up my glutathione. Enjoy!

  • Philip Clax

    Hi, I have bad reactions to egg whites, although I have tried duck egg yolks before and tolerated them ok in comparison.

    Is there a difference between duck egg whites and chicken egg whites? Or would both be potential histamine inducers? Many thanks, I love your blog by the way, so informative!

    • Hi Phillip thanks ! I am not aware of a difference in the composition of the egg whites. Histamine is a threshold issue so usually a small amount of white is fine and the amount of white in a duck egg is very small. I would estimate it to be around 1/3rd to 1/2 that of a chicken egg. Most people tolerate them.

      • Philip Clax

        Thankyou for your reply! 🙂 I may give a whole duck egg a try in my baking, see how it goes.

        Can I also ask do you take omega 3 supplements? Sorry for all the questions.

        • I don’t as I have not been able to tolerate them in their processed form. I have a CYP mutations which means I cannot process supplements (and medications etc) efficiently. Yes, supplements are processed by the same genes as medication! The question I would have would be whether you have a CYP mutation. Have you done 23andMe? My body seems to synthesise and absorb nutrients from my diet only. Is your diet optimal and getting a full range of nutrients. Although I am now able to take some targeted supplements now that I now my mutations and can check.

          • Philip Clax

            Thanks again for your reply…

            I’m not sure if I have mutations, I’m yet to do a 23andMe test although it’s on the cards.

            I am similar though in that I have trouble with many supplements – most seem to fail for me. Omega 3 supps seem to make me feel much worse, as do others. I do know I have issues with sulfur though (cruciferous veg). I also took SSRI meds which as you mention in another post can cause histamine intolerance in itself…this seems to have been the cause in my case.

          • Phillip PLEASE please get your 23andMe test done!!! It will provide you with a blueprint as to both your way in and way our of this. Here’s what happened for me – I did the 23 and Me test and ran it through one of the report readers. I found I had CYP450 mutations which process drugs, SUPPLEMENTS yes supplements!, foods, histamines, salicylates, and other external and internal chemicals, and are predominantly expressed in the liver, the histamine/environmental toxicity for me was coming from my liver, which I have significantly reversed primarily through my diet with a few supplements. This may not be what is happening for you but if it is it is actually an area where a lot is known and 23andMe covers this area.

          • Philip Clax

            Thankyou, I will definitely look into getting the test when I can afford it. I definitely feel like I have liver issues as I have trouble digesting fats, constipation etc. And of course problems with most supplements.

            So the basic 23andMe test will cover this? I know it also covers MTHFR which I would like to know more about.