On average, a 3 oz. 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.
See nutritional information below.
|FDA definition of lean (per 100 grams or 3.5 ounces)||Average value for 3-ounce cooked portion of lamb|
|< 10g total fat||8g total fat|
|< 4.5g saturated fate||3g saturated fat|
|< 100mg cholesterol||80mg cholesterol|
*Source: American Lamb Board