Lamb

About This Food

While less than one pound of lamb is consumed on average in the U.S. per capita, lamb is a popular food enjoyed worldwide, especially at religious holidays.

Technically, lamb is the meat of sheep less than a year year old. There are two types of lamb - baby lamb and spring lamb, which are both milk fed. Baby lamb is customarily slaughtered at between 6 and 8 weeks old. When a sheep is over 2 years, it's referred to as mutton which has tougher meat and a stronger flavor than baby or spring lamb.

In addition to high protein, vitamin B12 and zinc content, lamb is a grass-fed animal rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)that offers antioxidant and weight control benefits.

 

First, choose New Zealand lamb. This ensures no hormones have been given. To choose the most tender and delicate flavored lamb, look for lamb with a pale pink flesh. Refrigerate ground and lamb cuts loosely wrapped for up to 3 days. Roasts can be stored up to 5 days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • VitaminB12
  • Niacin
  • Riboflavin
Good Source of
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)

Calories: 103

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
3.19 g
Saturated Fat
1.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.23 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.16 g
Trans Fat
0.13 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
84 g
ALA
50 mg
EPA, DHA
17 mg, 6 mg
EPA
17 mg,
DHA
6 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
61.32 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
17.51 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Macronutrients
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0.84 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.18 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.13 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
2.18 mcg
36%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
5.81 mg
29%
Riboflavin
0.35 mg
21%
Thiamin
0.13 mg
9%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
3.36 mg
0%
Copper
0.09 mg
4%
Iron
1.41 mg
8%
Magnesium
16.8 mg
4%
Manganese
0.02 mg
1%
Phosphorous
173.88 mg
17%
Potassium
150.36 mg
4%
Selenium
2.69 mcg
4%
Sodium
36.96 mg
2%
Zinc
2.56 mg
17%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg
Print icon. Print