lamb and sheep meat

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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, SeleniumZincIron,  Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B2, B3, B5
SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Magnesium, Vitamin B1, B6, Folate, Vitamin K
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS
ADVICE
Lamb, ground, cooked, broiled
Nutrient Unit per 100 g % RDA
Water g 55.09
Energy kcal 283
Protein g 24.75
Total lipid (fat) g 19.65
Carbohydrate, by difference g 0
Fiber, total dietary g 0
Sugars, total g 0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 22 2.2%
Iron, Fe mg 1.79 22.4%
Magnesium, Mg mg 24 5.7%
Phosphorus, P mg 201 28.7%
Potassium, K mg 339
Sodium, Na mg 81
Zinc, Zn mg 4.67 42.5%
Copper, Cu mg 0.128 14.2%
Manganese, Mn mg 0.024 1.0%
Selenium, Se µg 27.7 50.4%
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0 0.0%
Thiamin mg 0.1 8.3%
Riboflavin mg 0.25 19.2%
Niacin mg 6.7 41.9%
Pantothenic acid mg 0.66 13.2%
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.14 8.2%
Folate, total µg 19 4.8%
Choline, total mg 93.4
Betaine mg 12.3
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.61 108.8%
Vitamin A, IU IU 0 0.0%
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.14 0.9%
Vitamin D IU 2 0.3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 5.3 4.4%
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 8.12
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 8.32
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.4
Cholesterol mg 97
Amino Acids
Tryptophan g 0.289
Threonine g 1.059
Isoleucine g 1.194
Leucine g 1.925
Lysine g 2.186
Methionine g 0.635
Cystine g 0.295
Phenylalanine g 1.008
Tyrosine g 0.832
Valine g 1.335
Arginine g 1.47
Histidine g 0.784
Alanine g 1.488
Aspartic acid g 2.178
Glutamic acid g 3.591
Glycine g 1.209
Proline g 1.038
Serine g 0.92

Additional informational resources

Healthline

WH Foods

Dr Axe

 

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