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Lamb and mutton vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lamb and mutton and Steak different?

  • Lamb and mutton is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Steak is richer in Vitamin B6, Zinc, Selenium, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Steak is 28% higher.
  • Lamb and mutton contains 2 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Steak. While Lamb and mutton contains 1.51g of Polyunsaturated fat, Steak contains only 0.896g.
  • Steak has less Cholesterol.

Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled are the varieties used 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 Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 279
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 279

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284.6%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284.6%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1

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 Steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb and mutton Steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.52g 24.85g Steak
Fats 20.94g 19.02g Lamb and mutton
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 294kcal 271kcal Lamb and mutton
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 12mg Lamb and mutton
Iron 1.88mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 23mg 23mg
Phosphorus 188mg 163mg Lamb and mutton
Potassium 310mg 279mg Lamb and mutton
Sodium 72mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 4.46mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.119mg 0.085mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E 0.14mg mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 2IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.074mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 6.66mg 5.149mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66mg mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 18µg 6µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 2.55µg 2.2µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6µg 1.6µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.278mg Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 1.183mg 1.157mg Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.908mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 2.166mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.629mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.998mg 0.997mg Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.323mg 1.242mg Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.777mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 97mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.83g 8.443g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82g 9.171g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51g 0.896g Lamb and mutton

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb and mutton Steak
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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Steak
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.387g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.