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

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 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

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Ground meat Lamb and mutton
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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