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

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Important differences between Lamb ribs and Lamb leg

  • Lamb ribs has more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Lamb leg is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Lamb ribs's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 27% more.
  • Lamb ribs contains 2 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Lamb leg. Lamb ribs contains 12.52g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Lamb leg contains 7g.
  • Lamb leg contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lamb, domestic, rib, 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.

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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 +144.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.66
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Zinc - 3.32
Equal in Copper - 0.113
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
Equal in Selenium - 20.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 60% 15% 72% 24% 10% 96% 39% 3% 119%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 63% 17% 73% 22% 8% 91% 38% 3% 113%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.66
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Zinc - 3.32
Equal in Copper - 0.113
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
Equal in Selenium - 20.7

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 E +110%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.26
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.69
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% 2% 0% 0% 23% 49% 127% 38% 26% 12% 279% 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% 5% 0% 0% 33% 54% 118% 42% 35% 15% 313% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +110%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.26
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.69

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +17.9%
Contains more Fats +74.7%
Contains more Other +67.1%
Contains more Water +34.3%
21% 30% 48%
Protein: 21.12 g
Fats: 29.82 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 47.89 g
Other: 1.17 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 +17.9%
Contains more Fats +74.7%
Contains more Other +67.1%
Contains more Water +34.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +78.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +60.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.8%
47% 46% 8%
Saturated Fat: 12.77 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.52 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.17 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 7.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.35 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +78.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +60.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb ribs Lamb leg Opinion
Protein 21.12g 17.91g Lamb ribs
Fats 29.82g 17.07g Lamb ribs
Calories 359kcal 230kcal Lamb ribs
Calcium 22mg 9mg Lamb ribs
Iron 1.6mg 1.66mg Lamb leg
Magnesium 20mg 23mg Lamb leg
Phosphorus 166mg 170mg Lamb leg
Potassium 271mg 249mg Lamb ribs
Sodium 73mg 56mg Lamb leg
Zinc 3.49mg 3.32mg Lamb ribs
Copper 0.115mg 0.113mg Lamb ribs
Manganese 0.019mg 0.02mg Lamb leg
Selenium 21.8µg 20.7µg Lamb ribs
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.21mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.13mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B2 0.21mg 0.23mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B3 6.75mg 6.26mg Lamb ribs
Vitamin B5 0.63mg 0.69mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.15mg Lamb leg
Folate 15µg 19µg Lamb leg
Vitamin B12 2.23µg 2.5µg Lamb leg
Tryptophan 0.247mg 0.209mg Lamb ribs
Threonine 0.904mg 0.767mg Lamb ribs
Isoleucine 1.019mg 0.864mg Lamb ribs
Leucine 1.642mg 1.393mg Lamb ribs
Lysine 1.865mg 1.582mg Lamb ribs
Methionine 0.542mg 0.46mg Lamb ribs
Phenylalanine 0.86mg 0.729mg Lamb ribs
Valine 1.139mg 0.967mg Lamb ribs
Histidine 0.669mg 0.567mg Lamb ribs
Cholesterol 97mg 69mg Lamb leg
Saturated Fat 12.77g 7.43g Lamb leg
Monounsaturated Fat 12.52g 7g Lamb ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 2.17g 1.35g Lamb ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb ribs 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
43%
Lamb ribs
47%
Lamb leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
44%
Lamb ribs
43%
Lamb leg

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.34g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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 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

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 ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174323/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.