Red Meat: How lamb and beef are nutritionally different from each other.

Eid is just around the corner, and the food festivities are going to be mouthwatering.  We all look forward to enjoy meals over eid and get the taste of meat dishes but very few know how meat is different when it comes to lamb and Beef.

Lamb and beef are two different type of red meet which are normally popular among the category. Organic meet is more healthy and hygienic rather than processed meat.  Among meat, red meat is rich in minerals like zinc and phosphorus, B vitamins and is a high source of protein with large amount of creatinine and iron.

Lamb meat is known to be fattier than beef due to its organic feed which is high in omega 3 fats which are good for cardiovascular diseases.  The protein level is almost same in both beef and lamb but fat may vary in both the meat.  As far as flavor is concerned, lamb and has more strong taste whereas beef taste is more subtle.

100 grams of lamb will have:

  • 258 calories
  • 6 grams of proteins
  • 8 grams of fat.


100 grams of beef will have:

  • 217 calories
  • 1 grams of proteins
  • 2 grams of fat


Lamb beef is easily digestible rather than beef which takes time to digest. Due to extensive cooking of beef it loses its protein level where as mutton have better quality of protein.

In our culture beef is eaten by the majority and liked everywhere, lamb is also eaten but not as much as beef. According to a report, one of the reasons heart attacks occur is due excessive intake of red meat. However lamb is relatively less harmful than beef.   Doctors recommend to cardiac patients to avoid beef, because of its high calories.


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