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Lamb

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Description

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.

 

Selecting & Storing

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 & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)

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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
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
Vitamins
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

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