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

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Significant differences between Lamb loin and Lamb shoulder raw

  • Lamb loin has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat, however, Lamb shoulder raw is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Lamb shoulder raw covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 13% more than Lamb loin.
  • Lamb shoulder raw contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lamb, domestic, loin, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, shoulder, whole (arm and blade), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, raw.

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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 +12.5%
Contains more Iron +41.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.9%
Contains more Copper +22.7%
Contains more Selenium +28.1%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 230
Equal in Sodium - 61
Equal in Manganese - 0.019
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 5% 57% 15% 68% 21% 8% 108% 33% 3% 105%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +41.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.9%
Contains more Copper +22.7%
Contains more Selenium +28.1%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 230
Equal in Sodium - 61
Equal in Manganese - 0.019

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 B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Choline +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.5%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.68
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% 3% 0% 28% 49% 107% 41% 30% 15% 317% 38% 9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Choline +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.5%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.68
Equal in Folate - 19

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +36%
Contains more Other +134.5%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Equal in Fats - 21.45
23% 24% 53%
Protein: 22.55 g
Fats: 23.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 52.5 g
Other: 1.36 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 Protein +36%
Contains more Other +134.5%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Equal in Fats - 21.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10.1%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.28
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.79
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.71
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 10.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.68 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.87 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 9.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.79 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.71 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10.1%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.28
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.79
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.71

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 shoulder raw
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb loin Lamb shoulder raw Opinion
Protein 22.55g 16.58g Lamb loin
Fats 23.59g 21.45g Lamb loin
Calories 309kcal 264kcal Lamb loin
Calcium 18mg 16mg Lamb loin
Iron 2.12mg 1.5mg Lamb loin
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Lamb loin
Phosphorus 180mg 158mg Lamb loin
Potassium 246mg 230mg Lamb loin
Sodium 64mg 61mg Lamb shoulder raw
Zinc 3.41mg 3.94mg Lamb shoulder raw
Copper 0.119mg 0.097mg Lamb loin
Manganese 0.02mg 0.019mg Lamb loin
Selenium 24.6µg 19.2µg Lamb loin
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.22mg Lamb shoulder raw
Vitamin D 2IU 2IU
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.11mg Lamb shoulder raw
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.21mg Lamb loin
Vitamin B3 7.1mg 5.66mg Lamb loin
Vitamin B5 0.65mg 0.68mg Lamb shoulder raw
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.13mg Lamb shoulder raw
Folate 19µg 19µg
Vitamin B12 2.21µg 2.53µg Lamb shoulder raw
Choline 88.4mg 69.5mg Lamb loin
Vitamin K 4.7µg 3.4µg Lamb loin
Tryptophan 0.264mg 0.194mg Lamb loin
Threonine 0.965mg 0.71mg Lamb loin
Isoleucine 1.088mg 0.8mg Lamb loin
Leucine 1.754mg 1.29mg Lamb loin
Lysine 1.991mg 1.464mg Lamb loin
Methionine 0.579mg 0.426mg Lamb loin
Phenylalanine 0.918mg 0.675mg Lamb loin
Valine 1.217mg 0.895mg Lamb loin
Histidine 0.714mg 0.525mg Lamb loin
Cholesterol 95mg 72mg Lamb shoulder raw
Saturated Fat 10.24g 9.28g Lamb shoulder raw
Monounsaturated Fat 9.68g 8.79g Lamb loin
Polyunsaturated fat 1.87g 1.71g Lamb loin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb loin 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
49%
Lamb loin
49%
Lamb shoulder raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Lamb loin
42%
Lamb shoulder raw

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb shoulder raw
Lamb shoulder raw contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb shoulder raw
Lamb shoulder raw is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb shoulder raw
Lamb shoulder raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.96g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb loin
Lamb loin is relatively richer in minerals
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 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 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.