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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
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.9%
Equal in Sodium - 73
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
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 Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49
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% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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 Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49

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 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 Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb and mutton Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.52g 23.87g Lamb and mutton
Fats 20.94g 15.37g Lamb and mutton
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 294kcal 241kcal Lamb and mutton
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 1.88mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Lamb and mutton
Phosphorus 188mg 166mg Lamb and mutton
Potassium 310mg 241mg Lamb and mutton
Sodium 72mg 73mg Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.119mg 0.079mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.12mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 2IU 2IU
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.051mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.171mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 6.66mg 4.026mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66mg 0.512mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 18µg 7µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 2.55µg 2.49µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6µg 2.9µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.121mg Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05mg 0.923mg Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 1.183mg 1.055mg Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.908mg 1.861mg Lamb and mutton
Lysine 2.166mg 1.976mg Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.629mg 0.614mg Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.998mg 0.931mg Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.323mg 1.172mg Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.777mg 0.775mg Lamb and mutton
Cholesterol 97mg 88mg Ground meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Lamb and mutton
Saturated Fat 8.83g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82g 7.322g Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51g 0.408g Lamb and mutton

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb and mutton Ground meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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 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

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 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 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

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. 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.