Beef vs. Lamb

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef and Cooked Lamb


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked beef versus cooked lamb (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both beef and lamb are high in calories - beef has 277kcal of calories per 100 grams and lamb has 283kcal of calories.

Protein

protein

Both beef and lamb are high in protein - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and lamb has 24.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beef and lamb are high in saturated fat - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and lamb has 8.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Beef has more trans fat than lamb - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and lamb does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Beef and lamb contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beef has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and lamb does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Beef and lamb contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - beef has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and lamb has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Beef and lamb contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and lamb has 0.14mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Beef has more vitamin b6. Both beef and lamb contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate and vitamin b12.

Beef Lamb
Thiamin 0.051 MG 0.1 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.25 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 6.7 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG 0.66 MG
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.14 MG
Folate 11 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG 2.61 UG

Minerals

calcium

Beef has more calcium than lamb - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and lamb has 22mg of calcium.

iron

Beef is a great source of iron and it has more iron than lamb - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and lamb has 1.8mg of iron.

potassium

Both beef and lamb are high in potassium - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and lamb has 339mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, lamb has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than beef per 100 grams.

Beef Lamb
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.26 G
Total 0.056 G 0.26 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, lamb has more linoleic acid than beef per 100 grams.

Beef Lamb
other omega 6 0.047 G 0.07 G
linoleic acid 0.39 G 1.07 G
Total 0.437 G 1.14 G

Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Lamb (Lamb, ground, cooked, broiled) .

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