Nutrition for Raw Lamb (ground)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Raw Lamb Nutrition Summary

One ounce of raw ground raw lamb (28.4 grams) contains 80 calories and 4.7 grams of protein. Raw lamb consist of 60% water, 17% protein, 23% fat, and less than 1% of carbohydrates.

Raw lamb is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including potassium. It also contains significant amounts of Vitamin B12, zinc, phosphorus and choline.

In one ounce of raw ground raw lamb:

  • Calories: 80
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Fat: 6.6 g, (Saturated: 2.9 g)
  • Cholesterol: 20.7 mg
  • Sodium: 16.7 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar or dietary fiber in raw lamb.

See the Raw Lamb Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Lamb, ground, raw.

Calories in Raw Lamb

Raw lamb has 80 calories per ounce or 282 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.

76% of calories in raw lamb are from fat and 24% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 76% of the calories in ground Raw Lamb are from fat. Raw lamb is high in total fat, with 6.6 grams or 10% of recommended daily values per ounce. Most of the fat in raw lamb are healthier unsaturated fats.

Raw lamb contains 20.7 mg of cholesterol and no trans-fat.

  • Total fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.7 mg
  • Saturated fat: 2.9 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5 g
There is no significant amounts of trans fat in raw lamb.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 in Raw Lamb

Raw lamb is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.12 grams for every ounce. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid. [2]

  • alpha linoleic acid: 0.12 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every ounce of raw lamb contains a total of 0.4 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in raw lamb comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.39 g
  • other omega 6: 0.02 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in raw lamb is 3.4: 1.

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Protein in Raw Lamb

An excellent source of protein, a single ounce of Raw Lamb contains 9% of recommended daily values or 4.7 grams of protein. In addition, raw lamb is also a source of complete protein, meaning it abundantly contains all 9 essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 4.69 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.05 g
  • Threonine: 0.2 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.23 g
  • Leucine: 0.37 g
  • Lysine: 0.41 g
  • Methionine: 0.12 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.19 g
  • Valine: 0.25 g
  • Histidine: 0.15 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Raw Lamb

An good source of nutrients, ground raw lamb contains abundant amounts of potassium. In fact, a single ounce of raw lamb contains 3% of recommended daily values or 62.9 milligrams of potassium.

Vitamins in raw lamb (1 oz):
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 5.1 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 0.7 ug
  • Vitamin k: 1 ug
Minerals in raw lamb (1 oz):
  • Calcium: 4.5 mg
  • Potassium: 62.9 mg
  • Iron: 0.4 mg
  • Magnesium: 6 mg
  • Zinc: 1 mg
  • Selenium: 5.3 ug
  • Phosphorus: 44.5 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 19.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of manganese, vitamin a, pantothenic acid or vitamin c in raw lamb.

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Raw Lamb Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

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