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

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A recap on differences between Lamb shoulder and Lamb ribs raw

  • Lamb shoulder is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, and Phosphorus, yet Lamb ribs raw are higher in Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Lamb ribs raw covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 32% more than Lamb shoulder.
  • Lamb shoulder contains 2 times more Zinc than Lamb ribs raw. While Lamb shoulder contains 4.48mg of Zinc, Lamb ribs raw contain only 2.71mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Lamb ribs raw are lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Lamb, domestic, shoulder, arm, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, rib, 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 +20%
Contains more Iron +46%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.6%
Contains more Potassium +36.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +27%
Contains more Manganese +31.3%
Contains more Selenium +51.2%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 77% 17% 79% 23% 9% 123% 38% 3% 139%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 53% 13% 59% 17% 8% 74% 30% 3% 92%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +46%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.6%
Contains more Potassium +36.3%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +27%
Contains more Manganese +31.3%
Contains more Selenium +51.2%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%

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 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.09
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.11
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 23% 58% 125% 43% 28% 15% 319% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 25% 44% 115% 38% 26% 11% 262% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.09
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +55.2%
Contains more Water +10.1%
Contains more Other +351.7%
Contains more Fats +69.9%
Equal in Water - 50.8
23% 20% 56%
Protein: 22.53 g
Fats: 20.24 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 55.92 g
Other: 1.31 g
15% 34% 51%
Protein: 14.52 g
Fats: 34.39 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 50.8 g
Other: 0.29 g
Contains more Protein +55.2%
Contains more Water +10.1%
Contains more Other +351.7%
Contains more Fats +69.9%
Equal in Water - 50.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +70.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +67.1%
47% 45% 9%
Saturated Fat: 8.74 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.3 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.61 g
47% 44% 8%
Saturated Fat: 15.16 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.13 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.69 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +70.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +67.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb shoulder Lamb ribs raw Opinion
Protein 22.53g 14.52g Lamb shoulder
Fats 20.24g 34.39g Lamb ribs raw
Calories 279kcal 372kcal Lamb ribs raw
Calcium 18mg 15mg Lamb shoulder
Iron 2.03mg 1.39mg Lamb shoulder
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Lamb shoulder
Phosphorus 183mg 137mg Lamb shoulder
Potassium 259mg 190mg Lamb shoulder
Sodium 65mg 56mg Lamb ribs raw
Zinc 4.48mg 2.71mg Lamb shoulder
Copper 0.113mg 0.089mg Lamb shoulder
Manganese 0.021mg 0.016mg Lamb shoulder
Selenium 25.4µg 16.8µg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.18mg Lamb ribs raw
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.1mg Lamb ribs raw
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.19mg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B3 6.66mg 6.09mg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B5 0.71mg 0.62mg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.11mg Lamb shoulder
Folate 20µg 14µg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B12 2.55µg 2.09µg Lamb shoulder
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.17mg Lamb shoulder
Threonine 0.964mg 0.621mg Lamb shoulder
Isoleucine 1.087mg 0.7mg Lamb shoulder
Leucine 1.753mg 1.129mg Lamb shoulder
Lysine 1.99mg 1.282mg Lamb shoulder
Methionine 0.578mg 0.373mg Lamb shoulder
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.591mg Lamb shoulder
Valine 1.216mg 0.783mg Lamb shoulder
Histidine 0.714mg 0.46mg Lamb shoulder
Cholesterol 92mg 76mg Lamb ribs raw
Saturated Fat 8.74g 15.16g Lamb shoulder
Monounsaturated Fat 8.3g 14.13g Lamb ribs raw
Polyunsaturated fat 1.61g 2.69g Lamb ribs raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb shoulder Lamb ribs 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
51%
Lamb shoulder
43%
Lamb ribs raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
51%
Lamb shoulder
35%
Lamb ribs raw

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.42g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb ribs raw
Lamb ribs raw contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb ribs raw
Lamb ribs raw is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
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 ($)

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 shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174329/nutrients
  2. Lamb ribs raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174321/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.