Nutritional Info

Lamb Cuts
Leg
Loin
 Rack
Calories (Kcal)
153
171
197
Total Fat (g)
5.66
7.25
9.74
Saturated Fat (g)
2.35
3.16
4.04
Mono-unsaturated Fat (g)
2.88
3.36
4.96
Poly-unsaturated Fat (g)
.43
.73
.74
Cholesterol
74
74
74
Sodium (mg)
56
56
69

  • Lamb meat is a good source of iron and vitamins and has protein that is rich and balance in essential amino acids. It is particularly rich in vitamin B-12 and in niacin, zinc and iron.
  • Just 3 oz of cooked lamb, with any excess fat removed, provides the average person with 48% of their daily protein requirements, 30% for zinc, 10% for iron, 37% for vitamin B-12 and 27% for niacin.
  • Compared to other meats, lamb contains very little marbling (fat in the meat). Only one third of fat in lamb is saturated, so the majority of the fat is on the edges of the meat. This means that the excess fat is easily trimmed off, which means fewer calories
  • A good quality lamb will have a nice fat finish, which not only adds flavor to the lean meat, but can also be – in the right amount – a healthy part of a balanced diet. Fat provides energy. It is one of the basic elements of body cells. It enables the production of hormones and the uptake of vitamins A, D, E and K into the human body. Certain fats (Omega-3, for example) cannot be produced by the body. Therefore, these types of fat have to be absorbed from the food you eat.
  • As a result of breeding developments, feeding practices, butchery methods and trimming, the fat in lamb has been greatly reduced over the past 20 years
  • Lamb is one of the richest sources of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA possesses unique and potent antioxidant activity.
  • Stearic acid accounts for almost one third of the total saturated fatty acids contained in lamb meat. Contrary to the majority of saturated fats, stearic acid can lead to an increase of good cholesterol and has no impact on the level of bad cholesterol
A recent study also shows that only about 36% of the fat in lamb is saturated. The rest is mono or polyunsaturated, the "good" fat in one's diet.