Lamb has 1283 calories per pound or 283 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.
64% of calories in lamb are from fat and 36% of calories are from protein.
The majority, or 64% of the calories in ground Lamb are from fat. Lamb is high in total fat
, with 89.1 grams or 139% of recommended daily values per pound. Most of the fat in lamb are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat
, about 200% of recommended daily values.
Lamb contains 439.7 mg of cholesterol and no trans-fat
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in lamb.
- Total fat: 89.1 g
- Cholesterol: 439.7 mg
- Saturated fat: 36.8 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 37.7 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 6.3 g
Lamb is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 1.18 grams for every pound. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 1.18 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every pound of lamb contains a total of 5.2 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in lamb comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- linoleic acid: 4.85 g
- other omega 6: 0.32 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in lamb is 4.4: 1.
Some other proteins with similar calories to lamb by weight: