When we think of healthy meat choices, we think of pork or beef.
How often does lamb spring to mind? Lamb has received much less attention than its fellow ruminant meats. But this golden meat source doesn’t get the credit it should. In fact, due to its impressive nutrition profile, it is perhaps the healthiest commonly available meat in Perth.
As you know, lamb refers to the meat of a sheep in its first year. The meat from these animals is usually produced when the sheep is between 1 and 12 months old. Lamb is classified as red meat because it has a high myoglobin content, iron and of course, protein.
At Silvestro Butchers, we have discussed four reasons why you should consider adding more lamb to your dinner plate.
#1 It’s packed with protein!
The reason we need protein in our diet is because it provides us with the delivery of slow-burning, sustainable fuel, it helps to build and repair the body, while maintaining muscle mass.
One of the biggest benefits of eating Silvestro Butcher’s lamb from Perth is the protein content. Lamb is high in protein, and depending on the cut, it contains approximately 30 grams of protein per 100 grams. Our lamb meat is loaded with these essential proteins, containing every essential amino acid. This is why lamb is classified as a ‘complete’ protein.
#2 You will get a meal, packed with vitamins and minerals.
As a red meat, lamb inherently has a lot more iron than other protein sources like chicken or fish. It contains high levels of iron, phosphorus, selenium and zinc. Lamb is also an excellent source of vitamin B12 and other essential vitamin Bs, including vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5 and vitamin B6. Therefore, consuming red meat like lamb can help to improve and prevent iron deficiency, fatigue and various other anemia symptoms.
#3 It contains anti-inflammatory assets.
A significant portion of the fat content found in lamb is anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Lamb meat provides its consumers with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA has been proven to stimulate fat loss and improve lean muscle mass.
#4 Oh…and it tastes pretty good too!
This one goes without saying, but we felt it deserved a mentioned. Silvestro Butcher’s lamb meat is finger lickin’ good! In fact, we would argue that it is one of the tastiest foods in Perth because of its nutritious characteristics. If you are looking for a source of protein that comes with an array of health benefits, but is also mouth-wateringly delicious, then choosing Silvestro Butcher’s lamb is the way to go. Everyone will be talking about your family dinner lamb dish!
Are you ready to add more lamb to your diet? You can shop our lamb French cutlets here. Furthermore, you can also try out our delicious roast leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary recipe here…we are sure your next Sunday dinner will be a memorable one!