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Lamb and mutton vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lamb and mutton and Ground meat?

  • Lamb and mutton is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium and Vitamin B2, yet Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B6 and Zinc.
  • Lamb and mutton's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 16% more.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Ground meat is lower.

We used Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types in this article.

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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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Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.9%
Equal in Sodium - 73
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.9%
Equal in Sodium - 73

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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Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.6%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.6%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Lamb and mutton
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
49
Ground meat

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 the food
Protein
147%
Lamb and mutton
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Ground meat
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lamb and mutton Ground meat
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 contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.757g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lamb and mutton Ground meat Opinion
Calories 294 241 Lamb and mutton
Protein 24.52 23.87 Lamb and mutton
Fats 20.94 15.37 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 88 Ground meat
Vitamin D 2 2
Iron 1.88 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 17 33 Ground meat
Potassium 310 241 Lamb and mutton
Magnesium 23 17 Lamb and mutton
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.119 0.079 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 188 166 Lamb and mutton
Sodium 72 73 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.14 0.12 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.051 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.25 0.171 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 6.66 4.026 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66 0.512 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.311 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.55 2.49 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6 2.9 Lamb and mutton
Folate 18 7 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat 1.173 Lamb and mutton
Saturated Fat 8.83 6.073 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82 7.322 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51 0.408 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287 0.121 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05 0.923 Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 1.183 1.055 Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.908 1.861 Lamb and mutton
Lysine 2.166 1.976 Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.629 0.614 Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.998 0.931 Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.323 1.172 Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.777 0.775 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 of 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.