Rich in high-quality protein
As mentioned above, lamb is rich in protein which is needed for building lean muscle and repairing tissue in the body.
According to Healthline, ‘A 100-gram serving of roasted lamb provides the following nutrients.
Protein: 25.6 grams
Carbs: 0 grams
Sugar: 0 grams
Fibre: 0 grams
Fat: 16.5 grams (mainly healthy fats)
If you’re looking for an innovative meal that will dazzle your family and friends’ taste buds, we recommend cooking a roasted lamb shoulder with roasted chili figs and gorgonzola tagliatelle.
Did you know that lamb is one of the few red types of meat that is classed as a ‘complete’ protein? According to an article published in Nutrition Advance, ‘While it is common knowledge that lamb is an excellent source of protein, not all protein is made the same.
‘In other words; the efficiency by which our body can use protein differs depending on the specific food and the amino acids it contains.
On the positive side, lamb contains every amino acid, and we can, therefore, class it as a ‘complete’ protein. This completeness means that our body can use lamb protein more efficiently than ‘incomplete’ proteins in plant foods.’
Lamb contains essential vitamins and minerals
Iron is an essential mineral needed to carry oxygen from your lungs and transport it to red blood cells throughout your body.
Vitamin B12 is vital for optimal brain function. Lamb (and other meats) are rich in this vitamin. A deficiency in vitamin B12 may cause anaemia and brain damage.
Zinc is a mineral that is important for growth and the formation of hormones, such as and testosterone and insulin.
Vitamin B3 serves a variety of essential functions in your body. An Insufficient intake has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, reduced cognitive function and an increase in non-melanoma skin cancer.
BONUS: Two more tasty recipes recommended by us!
- Greek lamb burgers
- Shoulder of lamb with sun-dried tomato pesto mash
Find more delicious recipes that use Karusaf lamb exclusively on our website.