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Lamb loin vs. Lamb leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lamb loin and Lamb leg?

  • Lamb loin is richer in Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Lamb leg is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Lamb loin's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 14% higher.
  • Lamb leg contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Lamb, domestic, loin, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, leg, whole (shank and sirloin), 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 Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Selenium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Zinc - 3.32
Equal in Copper - 0.113
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 80% 17% 78% 22% 9% 93% 40% 3% 135%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 63% 17% 73% 22% 8% 91% 38% 3% 113%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Selenium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Zinc - 3.32
Equal in Copper - 0.113
Equal in Manganese - 0.02

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 B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.69
Equal in Folate - 19
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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 56% 134% 39% 26% 15% 277% 49% 12%
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% 5% 0% 0% 33% 54% 118% 42% 35% 15% 313% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.69
Equal in Folate - 19

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +25.9%
Contains more Fats +38.2%
Contains more Other +94.3%
Contains more Water +22.5%
23% 24% 53%
Protein: 22.55 g
Fats: 23.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 52.5 g
Other: 1.36 g
18% 17% 64%
Protein: 17.91 g
Fats: 17.07 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.32 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +25.9%
Contains more Fats +38.2%
Contains more Other +94.3%
Contains more Water +22.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +38.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +38.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.4%
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 10.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.68 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.87 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 7.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.35 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +38.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +38.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb loin Lamb leg Opinion
Protein 22.55g 17.91g Lamb loin
Fats 23.59g 17.07g Lamb loin
Calories 309kcal 230kcal Lamb loin
Calcium 18mg 9mg Lamb loin
Iron 2.12mg 1.66mg Lamb loin
Magnesium 23mg 23mg
Phosphorus 180mg 170mg Lamb loin
Potassium 246mg 249mg Lamb leg
Sodium 64mg 56mg Lamb leg
Zinc 3.41mg 3.32mg Lamb loin
Copper 0.119mg 0.113mg Lamb loin
Manganese 0.02mg 0.02mg
Selenium 24.6µg 20.7µg Lamb loin
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.21mg Lamb leg
Vitamin D 2IU Lamb loin
Vitamin D 0.1µg Lamb loin
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.13mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.23mg Lamb loin
Vitamin B3 7.1mg 6.26mg Lamb loin
Vitamin B5 0.65mg 0.69mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.15mg Lamb leg
Folate 19µg 19µg
Vitamin B12 2.21µg 2.5µg Lamb leg
Choline 88.4mg Lamb loin
Vitamin K 4.7µg Lamb loin
Tryptophan 0.264mg 0.209mg Lamb loin
Threonine 0.965mg 0.767mg Lamb loin
Isoleucine 1.088mg 0.864mg Lamb loin
Leucine 1.754mg 1.393mg Lamb loin
Lysine 1.991mg 1.582mg Lamb loin
Methionine 0.579mg 0.46mg Lamb loin
Phenylalanine 0.918mg 0.729mg Lamb loin
Valine 1.217mg 0.967mg Lamb loin
Histidine 0.714mg 0.567mg Lamb loin
Cholesterol 95mg 69mg Lamb leg
Saturated Fat 10.24g 7.43g Lamb leg
Monounsaturated Fat 9.68g 7g Lamb loin
Polyunsaturated fat 1.87g 1.35g Lamb loin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
49%
Lamb loin
47%
Lamb leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Lamb loin
43%
Lamb leg

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb loin
Lamb loin is relatively richer in minerals
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 - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.81g)
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 loin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172490/nutrients
  2. Lamb leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174311/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.