Superior Farms USDA & Halal certified Lamb is a prime source of high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. Lamb is high in B vitamins, niacin, zinc, and iron. Its protein is nutritionally complete, with all 8 amino acids in the proper ratio. A 3-ounce serving provides 43% of an adult male's Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein.
Compared to other meats, lamb contains very little marbling (internal fat throughout the meat) and lamb’s external fat is easily trimmed. That means fewer and leaner calories - only 176 in an average 3-ounce serving. See below for nutritional charts on most cuts of lamb!
Percentages of U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) provided by a 3 ounce serving of cooked lean lamb.
• Protein: 43% • Vitamin B-12: 74% • Niacin 30% • Zinc 30% • Iron 17% • Riboflavin 15% • Calories 7%
Lamb Nutrient Composition For Calories, Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium.
|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|
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.