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Lamb leg vs. Lamb shoulder raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lamb leg and Lamb shoulder raw?

  • Lamb leg has less Zinc, and Monounsaturated Fat than Lamb shoulder raw.
  • Lamb leg contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Lamb, domestic, leg, whole (shank and sirloin), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, raw and Lamb, domestic, shoulder, whole (arm and blade), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, raw types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +10.7%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.5
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 158
Equal in Potassium - 230
Equal in Sodium - 61
Equal in Manganese - 0.019
Equal in Selenium - 19.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 62% 16% 73% 22% 7.3% 91% 38% 2.6% 113%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.8% 56% 15% 68% 20% 8% 107% 32% 2.5% 105%
Contains more Iron +10.7%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.5
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 158
Equal in Potassium - 230
Equal in Sodium - 61
Equal in Manganese - 0.019
Equal in Selenium - 19.2

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.66
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.68
Equal in Folate - 19
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.53
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4.2% 0% 0% 33% 53% 117% 41% 35% 14% 313% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4.4% 3% 0% 28% 48% 106% 41% 30% 14% 316% 38% 8.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.66
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.68
Equal in Folate - 19
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.53

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +20.7%
Contains more Fats +25.7%
Equal in Protein - 16.58
Equal in Water - 61.39
18% 17% 64%
Protein: 17.91 g
Fats: 17.07 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.32 g
Other: 0.7 g
17% 21% 61%
Protein: 16.58 g
Fats: 21.45 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.39 g
Other: 0.58 g
Contains more Other +20.7%
Contains more Fats +25.7%
Equal in Protein - 16.58
Equal in Water - 61.39

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +26.7%
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 7.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.35 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 9.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.79 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.71 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +26.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lamb leg Lamb shoulder raw
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb leg Lamb shoulder raw Opinion
Protein 17.91g 16.58g Lamb leg
Fats 17.07g 21.45g Lamb shoulder raw
Calories 230kcal 264kcal Lamb shoulder raw
Calcium 9mg 16mg Lamb shoulder raw
Iron 1.66mg 1.5mg Lamb leg
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Lamb leg
Phosphorus 170mg 158mg Lamb leg
Potassium 249mg 230mg Lamb leg
Sodium 56mg 61mg Lamb leg
Zinc 3.32mg 3.94mg Lamb shoulder raw
Copper 0.113mg 0.097mg Lamb leg
Manganese 0.02mg 0.019mg Lamb leg
Selenium 20.7µg 19.2µg Lamb leg
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.22mg Lamb shoulder raw
Vitamin D 2IU Lamb shoulder raw
Vitamin D 0.1µg Lamb shoulder raw
Vitamin B1 0.13mg 0.11mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.21mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B3 6.26mg 5.66mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B5 0.69mg 0.68mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B6 0.15mg 0.13mg Lamb leg
Folate 19µg 19µg
Vitamin B12 2.5µg 2.53µg Lamb shoulder raw
Choline 69.5mg Lamb shoulder raw
Vitamin K 3.4µg Lamb shoulder raw
Tryptophan 0.209mg 0.194mg Lamb leg
Threonine 0.767mg 0.71mg Lamb leg
Isoleucine 0.864mg 0.8mg Lamb leg
Leucine 1.393mg 1.29mg Lamb leg
Lysine 1.582mg 1.464mg Lamb leg
Methionine 0.46mg 0.426mg Lamb leg
Phenylalanine 0.729mg 0.675mg Lamb leg
Valine 0.967mg 0.895mg Lamb leg
Histidine 0.567mg 0.525mg Lamb leg
Cholesterol 69mg 72mg Lamb leg
Saturated Fat 7.43g 9.28g Lamb leg
Monounsaturated Fat 7g 8.79g Lamb shoulder raw
Polyunsaturated fat 1.35g 1.71g Lamb shoulder raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb leg Lamb shoulder raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Lamb leg
49%
Lamb shoulder raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
43%
Lamb leg
42%
Lamb shoulder raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lamb leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174311/nutrients
  2. Lamb shoulder raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172496/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.