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Calories in Lamb
Nutrition Facts

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Calories in Popular Lamb Selections

Based on a roasted three ounce serving size unless noted.

Ground Lamb contains 245 kcals.
Leg of Lamb contains 165 kcals. One pound of raw contains 1,043 kcals.
Loin Roast holds 175 kcals.
Rib Roast hold 200 kcals and the shank, 150.

The shoulder and a serving of sirloin both contain 175 kcals. If we move up to the prepared dishes, lamb stew contains 200 calories and is generally prepared with a leaner portion of meat.

Nutrition Notes for Lamb

Protein: Like almost-all animal proteins, it's an excellent source of protein. Three ounces contains over 16 grams. It is also void of carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium & Zinc - all of these vital minerals required for a healthy body are contained in lamb.

The calcium benefits are notable; three ounces contain almost 10 milligrams. Iron isn't as impressive, but there are healthy notes therein.

Potassium is quite impressive - over 200 mg's for three ounces of raw leg of lamb. As with all natural foods, it is also low in salt content.

Fat Content for Lamb

It's quite nominal when the cut is the leg. There are a little over fifteen grams of total lipids in a three ounce serving. Keep in mind that this value is based on a raw form and if additional fat isn't added, some of the fat will evaporate amid the roasting process.

Saturated fat is a tab over two grams and this type of lipid and Trans fat are the two most concerning lipids. Therefore, the majority of those contained in this cut are quite reasonable.

Nutrition Facts for Lamb

Nutrition Facts: Leg of Lamb, Raw Units 100 Grams 1 Ounce 1 Pound
Energy, Caloric Values kcal 230 65 1043
Protein g 17.91 5.08 81.24
Total lipid (fat) g 17.07 4.84 77.43
Carbohydrate, by difference g 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fiber, total dietary g 0.0 0.0 0.0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 9 3 41
Iron, Fe mg 1.66 0.47 7.53
Magnesium, Mg mg 23 7 104
Phosphorus, P mg 170 48 771
Potassium, K mg 249 71 1129
Sodium, Na mg 56 16 254
Zinc, Zn mg 3.32 0.94 15.06
Vitamins
Vitamin C mg 0.0 0.0 0.0
Thiamin mg 0.130 0.037 0.590
Riboflavin mg 0.230 0.065 1.043
Niacin mg 6.260 1.775 28.395
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.150 0.043 0.680
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 19 5 86
Vitamin B-12 g 2.50 0.71 11.34
Vitamin A, IU IU 0 0 0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.21 0.06 0.95
Lipids
Saturated Fat g 7.430 2.106 33.702
Monounsaturated Fat g 7.000 1.985 31.752
Polyunsaturated Fat g 1.350 0.383 6.124
Cholesterol mg 69 20 313

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