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Ground meat vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ground meat and Lamb and mutton?

  • Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B6, and Zinc, yet Lamb and mutton is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Lamb and mutton's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 16% more.
  • Ground meat has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Lamb and mutton. While Ground meat has 0.311mg of Vitamin B6, Lamb and mutton has only 0.13mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Ground meat is lower.

We used Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked types in this article.

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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
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Equal in Sodium - 72
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.9%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.55
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.9%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.55

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Lamb and mutton Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 24.52g Lamb and mutton
Fats 15.37g 20.94g Lamb and mutton
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 294kcal Lamb and mutton
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 17mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 1.88mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 23mg Lamb and mutton
Phosphorus 166mg 188mg Lamb and mutton
Potassium 241mg 310mg Lamb and mutton
Sodium 73mg 72mg Lamb and mutton
Zinc 5.84mg 4.46mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.119mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.14mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 2IU 2IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.1mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.25mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 6.66mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.66mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.13mg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 18µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2.55µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 2.9µg 4.6µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.287mg Lamb and mutton
Threonine 0.923mg 1.05mg Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.183mg Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.861mg 1.908mg Lamb and mutton
Lysine 1.976mg 2.166mg Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.614mg 0.629mg Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.998mg Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.172mg 1.323mg Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.775mg 0.777mg Lamb and mutton
Cholesterol 88mg 97mg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g g Lamb and mutton
Saturated Fat 6.073g 8.83g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 8.82g Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 1.51g Lamb and mutton

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
46
Ground meat
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
46
Lamb and mutton

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 food.
Protein
143%
Ground meat
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
71%
Ground meat
97%
Lamb and mutton

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.757g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/nutrients
  2. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.