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Beef vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.935g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (72 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Lamb and mutton
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Lamb and mutton
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Beef
29
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
37
Beef
32
Lamb and mutton

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
5
:
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.5%
Contains more Copper +40%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Equal in Sodium - 72
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.5%
Contains more Copper +40%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Equal in Sodium - 72

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.66
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.55
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.66
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.55

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
156%
Beef
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
71%
Beef
97%
Lamb and mutton

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beef Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 250 294 Lamb and mutton
Protein 25.93 24.52 Beef
Fats 15.41 20.94 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 97 Beef
Vitamin D 2 2
Iron 2.6 1.88 Beef
Calcium 18 17 Beef
Potassium 318 310 Beef
Magnesium 21 23 Lamb and mutton
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.119 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 6.31 4.46 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 188 Beef
Sodium 72 72
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 0.14 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.1 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.25 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 5.378 6.66 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.658 0.66 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.13 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64 2.55 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.572 Lamb and mutton
Saturated Fat 5.895 8.83 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 8.82 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 1.51 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.094 0.287 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 0.72 1.05 Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 0.822 1.183 Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.45 1.908 Lamb and mutton
Lysine 1.54 2.166 Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.478 0.629 Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.998 Lamb and mutton
Valine 0.914 1.323 Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.604 0.777 Lamb and mutton
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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