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Lamb and mutton vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lamb and mutton and Beef

  • Lamb and mutton has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Beef is richer in Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Beef covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 19% more than Lamb and mutton.
  • Beef has 3 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Lamb and mutton. Lamb and mutton has 1.51g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Beef has 0.484g.
  • Beef contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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5
Beef
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.5%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Potassium - 318
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Equal in Sodium - 72
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.5%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Potassium - 318
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Equal in Sodium - 72

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Lamb and mutton
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
55
Beef

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
147%
Lamb and mutton
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Beef
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
71%
Beef

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lamb and mutton Beef
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Lamb and mutton Beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.935g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef 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 contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (72 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb and mutton Beef Opinion
Calories 294 250 Lamb and mutton
Protein 24.52 25.93 Beef
Fats 20.94 15.41 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 88 Beef
Vitamin D 2 2
Iron 1.88 2.6 Beef
Calcium 17 18 Beef
Potassium 310 318 Beef
Magnesium 23 21 Lamb and mutton
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.119 0.085 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 188 198 Beef
Sodium 72 72
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.14 0.12 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.046 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.25 0.176 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 6.66 5.378 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66 0.658 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.55 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 4.6 1.2 Lamb and mutton
Folate 18 9 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat 0.572 Lamb and mutton
Saturated Fat 8.83 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82 6.668 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51 0.484 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287 0.094 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05 0.72 Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 1.183 0.822 Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.908 1.45 Lamb and mutton
Lysine 2.166 1.54 Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.629 0.478 Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.998 0.725 Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.323 0.914 Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.777 0.604 Lamb and mutton
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.