Lamb

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While less than one pound of lamb is consumed on average in the U.S. per capita, lamb is a popular food enjoyed worldwide, especially at religious holidays.

Technically, lamb is the meat of sheep less than a year year old. There are two types of lamb – baby lamb and spring lamb, which are both milk fed. Baby lamb is customarily slaughtered at between 6 and 8 weeks old. When a sheep is over 2 years, it’s referred to as mutton which has tougher meat and a stronger flavor than baby or spring lamb.

In addition to high protein, vitamin B12 and zinc content, lamb is a grass-fed animal rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)that offers antioxidant and weight control benefits.

 

Selecting and Storing Lamb

First, choose New Zealand lamb. This ensures no hormones have been given. To choose the most tender and delicate flavored lamb, look for lamb with a pale pink flesh. Refrigerate ground and lamb cuts loosely wrapped for up to 3 days. Roasts can be stored up to 5 days.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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