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Nutritional Benefits of Lamb

The iron found in lamb meat is in a form that is easily absorbed by the body. Lamb is an especially good source of easily abosorbed zinc and iron. Today's lamb meat is low in fat and is an excellent source of minerals. lamb is also natures best source for an amino acids.

 

The Seven Nutritional Benefits of Lamb

 

1.Lamb is an excellent source of high quallity protein.

 

2. Lamb is an ideal source of iron. An average portion can provide twenty percent of the recommended daily intake for men and twelve percent for women. The iron found in lamb and other red meat is in a form that is easily absorbed by the body. The inclusion of iron in the diet is vital in the formation of red blood cells.

 

3. Lamb provides forty-five percent of the daily requirement of zinc, essential for growth, healing and a healthy immune system. Like iron, the zinc found in lamb is more easily absorbed by the body than zinc found in other sources.

 

4. Lamb is a great source of B vitamins, essential for metabolic reactions in the body. it can provide over 100 percent of the daily requirement of B12 and is a good source of thiamine.

 

5 .Lamb also contains trace elements such as copper, manganese and selenium.

 

6. As a result of improved breeding practices, feeding practices, and butchery and trimming methods, the fat in lamb has been greatly reduced over the past twenty years. For example, lamb leg steaks may contain as little as 5.1 percent fat

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7. Half of the fat in lamb is unsaturated, which is good for you. Most of the unsaturated fat is monounsaturated, commonly found in the healthy "Mediterranean-type diet."