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Lamb and mutton vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lamb and mutton and Veal

  • Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Zinc and Polyunsaturated fat, however Veal is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B3.
  • Lamb and mutton covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 53% more than Veal.
  • Veal contains 3 times less Saturated Fat than Lamb and mutton. Lamb and mutton contains 8.83g of Saturated Fat, while Veal contains 3.04g.

Food varieties used in this article are Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Veal, ground, 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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Veal
Contains more Iron +89.9%
Contains more Copper +15.5%
Contains more Zinc +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Contains more Iron +89.9%
Contains more Copper +15.5%
Contains more Zinc +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Magnesium - 24

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
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% 0% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Contains more Folate +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27

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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Veal
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
35%
Veal

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Lamb and mutton Veal
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 Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.79g)
Which food is cheaper?
Veal
Veal is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Veal Opinion
Calories 294 172 Lamb and mutton
Protein 24.52 24.38 Lamb and mutton
Fats 20.94 7.56 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 103 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 2 0 Lamb and mutton
Iron 1.88 0.99 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 17 17
Potassium 310 337 Veal
Magnesium 23 24 Veal
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.119 0.103 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46 3.87 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 188 217 Veal
Sodium 72 83 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.14 0.15 Veal
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.07 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.25 0.27 Veal
Vitamin B3 6.66 8.03 Veal
Vitamin B5 0.66 1.16 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.39 Veal
Vitamin B12 2.55 1.27 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6 1.2 Lamb and mutton
Folate 18 11 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.83 3.04 Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82 2.84 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51 0.55 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287 0.247 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05 1.065 Veal
Isoleucine 1.183 1.201 Veal
Leucine 1.908 1.94 Veal
Lysine 2.166 2.009 Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.629 0.569 Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.998 0.984 Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.323 1.347 Veal
Histidine 0.777 0.885 Veal
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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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.