Veal & Lamb – Nutritious as Well as Delicious
Veal Nutrition Information
Put simply, veal is a nutritional power source. Recent USDA data reveals that a 3 oz. serving of cooked, trimmed veal provides less than 10% of the calories recommended for a 2,000 calorie diet. At the same time, veal delivers more than 10% of the daily values for protein, zinc, niacin, as well as vitamin B-12 and B-6. Protein and B-vitamins help us increase our energy levels. Zinc maintains immune function and plays a key role in growth and cognitive development.
Veal Nutritional Profile*
Percent of Standard for Recommended Dietary Intake (US RDA)
* This chart is a profile of veal’s nutrient content for a 3 oz. cooked, trimmed serving. Percentages of the recommended dietary intake are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Composite of all retail cuts.
Cut Calories Without Sacrifice
Veal is not only nutritious but a great way to cut calories. In fact, a standard 3 oz. portion of many veal dishes is less than 400 calories, or 20% of a 2,000 calorie daily allotment. Put veal on your weekly menu and discover that eating nutritious can be delicious too.
Leanest Cuts of Meat
Cut (3oz., Roasted, Lean Only)
Grams of Total Fat
Source: Cattlemen’s Beef Board, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and VealMadeEasy.com
Lamb Nutrition Information
On average, a three-ounce serving of lamb has only 175 calories and meets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition for lean. According to FDA guidelines, lean meat has less than 10 grams of fat, less than 4.5 grams of saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces).
Three ounces of lamb can easily fit within the daily fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol recommendations of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
(per 100 grams or 3.5 ounces)
* Source: American Lamb Board