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Meat vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Meat and Lamb and mutton

  • Meat has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus and Vitamin B2, while Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Zinc and Iron.
  • Lamb and mutton covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 83% more than Meat.
  • Meat contains 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Lamb and mutton. While Meat contains 0.95mg of Vitamin B1, Lamb and mutton contains only 0.1mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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
Meat
4
:
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +42%
Contains less Sodium -20.8%
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +84.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.119
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +42%
Contains less Sodium -20.8%
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +84.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.119

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
Meat
6
:
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +468.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +468.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
65
Meat
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
41
Meat
46
Lamb and mutton

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
157%
Meat
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
16%
Meat
97%
Lamb and mutton

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.
Meat Lamb and mutton
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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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is better in case of low diet
Meat Lamb and mutton
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?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.632g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
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 Meat Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 143 294 Lamb and mutton
Protein 26.17 24.52 Meat
Fats 3.51 20.94 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 73 97 Meat
Vitamin D 10 2 Meat
Iron 1.15 1.88 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 6 17 Lamb and mutton
Potassium 421 310 Meat
Magnesium 29 23 Meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.111 0.119 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 2.42 4.46 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 267 188 Meat
Sodium 57 72 Meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.08 0.14 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0.2 0.1 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.95 0.1 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387 0.25 Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432 6.66 Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012 0.66 Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739 0.13 Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57 2.55 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 0 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folate 0 18 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat 0.033 Lamb and mutton
Saturated Fat 1.198 8.83 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334 8.82 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506 1.51 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.275 0.287 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.175 1.05 Meat
Isoleucine 1.288 1.183 Meat
Leucine 2.229 1.908 Meat
Lysine 2.427 2.166 Meat
Methionine 0.721 0.629 Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1 0.998 Meat
Valine 1.367 1.323 Meat
Histidine 1.13 0.777 Meat
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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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/nutrients
  2. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.