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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
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3
Steak
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 279
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 279
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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

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
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 the food
Protein
147%
Lamb and mutton
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Steak
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
88%
Steak

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Lamb and mutton Steak
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 lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
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 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)

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