In line with what i mentioned in my post on Beef, I am making very conscious choices in terms of my own consumption of meat. And that means avoiding lamb
I simply cannot agree with consumption of lamb. Lambs are slaughtered for their meat at between when lambs are between 4 to 6 months old. When I go past lambs that young in the fields near where I live, when I see lambs that young bouncing around and being so playful and friendly, I know in my heart it is cruel to cut that life short.
I instead believe in giving sheep a full life. Hogget is meat from animals that are slaughtered at between 1 and 2 years old. Mutton comes from animals aged 2 years or older, who have been given a full life.
Please choose Mutton and Hogget. Please buy from locally sourced, organically fed, pasture raised farms. Ask your local butcher for a farm source like this. Or find an farm yourself like Kite’s Nest farm run by the inspriational Rosamund Young and buy from there. And please – avoid lamb
Please note: the nutritional details in this post are for lamb as that is the only data available.
|PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS||Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B2, B3, B5|
|SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS||Magnesium, Vitamin B1, B6, Folate, Vitamin K|
|NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES|
|Lamb, ground, cooked, broiled|
|Nutrient||Unit||per 100 g||% RDA|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||19.65|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||0|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||0|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||0||0.0%|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||0||0.0%|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||mg||0.14||0.9%|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||µg||5.3||4.4%|
|Fatty acids, total saturated||g||8.12|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||g||8.32|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||g||1.4|
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