Nutrition of Australian Lamb
Australian Lamb is a naturally nutrient-dense food packed full of essential nutrients for vitality.
The vitamin B12 in lamb is great for the nervous system. Iron helps carry oxygen to the muscles for energy and is important for brain performance, especially for memory and concentration.
The zinc in lamb is essential for the immune system, and the protein is great for growing bodies. Protein is also valuable for managing weight, since it helps you feel satisfied longer.
For instance, a 3 oz. (85 g.) serving of grilled lamb leg steak provides 26% of your daily iron needs, 33% of your daily zinc needs and 108% of your daily niacin needs (based on Recommended Daily Intake, or RDI).
Australian Lamb is lean and low in cholesterol compared to other animal proteins. In fact, half the fat in lamb is monounsaturated, the same type of fatty acids found in olive oil. A 3 oz. (85 g.) serving of topside lamb steak has only 5 grams of fat, compared to 8 grams in pork composite cuts and 10 grams in Atlantic salmon.
Australian Lamb is an all-natural product—no artificial additives are used in production. All our lambs are naturally raised on lush green pastureland, developing a sweet, mild taste as a result of Australia’s clean, pure environment.
- Lamb is a valuable source of protein, minerals and B-group vitamins including niacin, thiamin and riboflavin.
- A 3 oz. serving of grilled lamb leg steak provides 26% of iron, 33% of zinc and 108% of niacin RDI.
- Lamb is lean and low in cholesterol compared to other animal proteins.*
- 50% of the fat in lamb is monounsaturated.
- A 3 oz. serving of topside lamb steak has 5 grams of fat, compared to 8 grams in pork composite cuts and 10 grams in Atlantic salmon.
- Lamb provides two times more iron than chicken or pork, and six times more than fish.
Australia is internationally recognized as free of all major livestock diseases. The Australian meat and livestock industry has had a long-term commitment to food safety, product integrity and traceability, and its product quality complements Australia’s focus on responsibility in meeting the demands of its international customers.
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*Data Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Release at http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=8964.