Egg vs. Lamb

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Cooked Lamb


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

We compared the nutritional contents of egg versus cooked lamb (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in egg and lamb:

  • Both egg and lamb are high in calories and protein.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and calcium.
  • Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Lamb has more thiamin, niacin and Vitamin B12, however, egg contains more pantothenic acid and folate.
  • Lamb is an excellent source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg and lamb is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Lamb (Lamb, ground, cooked, broiled) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both egg and lamb are high in calories. Lamb has 98% more calories than egg - egg has 143 calories per 100 grams and lamb has 283 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, egg is similar to lamb for protein, carbs and fat. Egg has a macronutrient ratio of 36:2:62 and for lamb, 36:0:64 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Egg Lamb
Protein 36% 36%
Carbohydrates 2% ~
Fat 62% 64%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both egg and lamb are low in carbohydrates - egg has 0.72g of total carbs per 100 grams and lamb does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Egg and lamb contain similar amounts of sugar - egg has 0.37g of sugar per 100 grams and lamb does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Both egg and lamb are high in protein. Lamb has 97% more protein than egg - egg has 12.6g of protein per 100 grams and lamb has 24.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Lamb is high in saturated fat and egg has 62% less saturated fat than lamb - egg has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and lamb has 8.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both egg and lamb are low in trans fat - egg has 0.04g of trans fat per 100 grams and lamb does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and lamb has 74% less cholesterol than egg - egg has 372mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and lamb has 97mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than lamb - egg has 160ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and lamb does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has 40 times more Vitamin D than lamb - egg has 82iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and lamb has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Egg and lamb contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - egg has 1.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and lamb has 0.14mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Egg and lamb contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - egg has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and lamb has 5.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Lamb has more thiamin, niacin and Vitamin B12, however, egg contains more pantothenic acid and folate. Both egg and lamb contain significant amounts of riboflavin and Vitamin B6.

Egg Lamb
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.1 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.25 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 6.7 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG 0.66 MG
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG 0.14 MG
Folate 47 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG 2.61 UG

Minerals

calcium

Egg is a great source of calcium and it has 155% more calcium than lamb - egg has 56mg of calcium per 100 grams and lamb has 22mg of calcium.

iron

Egg and lamb contain similar amounts of iron - egg has 1.8mg of iron per 100 grams and lamb has 1.8mg of iron.

potassium

Lamb is an excellent source of potassium and it has 146% more potassium than egg - egg has 138mg 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 egg per 100 grams, however, egg contains more dha than lamb per 100 grams.

Egg Lamb
alpha linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.26 G
DHA 0.058 G ~
DPA 0.007 G ~
Total 0.113 G 0.26 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both egg and lamb contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Egg Lamb
other omega 6 0.188 G 0.07 G
linoleic acid 1.555 G 1.07 G
Total 1.743 G 1.14 G



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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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Lamb (Lamb, ground, cooked, broiled) .

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