Both lamb and mutton are very similar types of meat, with one fundamental difference;
- Lamb is from a sheep less than one-year-old
- Mutton is the meat of an adult sheep
Just like beef and pork, there are a variety of popular lamb cuts — perhaps lamb chops are the most popular.
Per 100g, the nutritional profile of ground lamb meat looks something like this.
Generally speaking, both lamb and mutton is very healthy.
- Because sheep graze on pasture all day, the omega 6 to 3 ratio is very low—and optimal—compared to other meats (20).
- Lamb contains a broad range of health-protective nutrients, especially zinc, selenium and B vitamins.
- Lamb is very expensive in comparison to different kinds of meat.