Lamb Meat: An Often Overlooked Tasty & Nutritious Gem
The term “lamb” refers to the meat of a sheep anywhere from one month to twelve months in age. It’s a highly nutritious and delicious variety of red meat. The meat from sheep older than one year is known as “mutton”. The lamb meat is much more tender and more mild in flavor than the mutton, and therefore far more popular. The lamb meat also has a lower fat content than it’s more mature counterpart.
Lamb is traditionally one of the most naturally raised animals, simply because all they require is foraging in fields in order to fatten up nicely. They can thrive while grazing land that farmers aren’t able to use for other agricultural purposes. This means that it simply makes economic sense for them to roam free, giving a natural tendency for the majority of lambs to be raised on grass. This makes lamb one of the most ethical meats you can purchase, and increased demand for sustainable meat decreases profits for the factory farmed meat industry.
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Our lamb is raised on the North Island of New Zealand, in the incredibly beautiful foothills of Mount Ruapehu. We’re proud to offer this optimally sourced lamb meat online for convenient delivery straight to your door. The lambs are born and live their lives freely roaming the lush green landscape. These animals are raised by the Maori people native to New Zealand, and have been bred for generations for optimum taste and quality. They graze on the verdant green grass rich with nutrients and are never given any type of antibiotics or growth hormones. Like everything else we offer at Beck & Bulow, this is simply the best quality meat you can buy.
Very little lamb is consumed in the United States, with most Americans consuming less than one pound per person per year. Compare that statistic to Aussies and New Zealanders, who consume 30-60 pounds of lamb meat per person per year. It really makes you wonder why Americans aren’t utilizing the incredible health benefits and delicious taste of this meat as part of their diet more often.
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Lamb is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly so when it is pasture raised. These healthy fats are most typically found in fish. They aid in brain function, have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and improve skin health, slowing down signs of aging. Due to the concerning state of our oceans there is a high level of difficulty currently experienced when trying to source healthy and clean fish. Lamb is an excellent and underutilized option for nourishing our bodies with 50% ounce for ounce of the omega-3’s found in tuna.
Oleic acid is abundantly present too, a monounsaturated fat renowned for its heart health boosting superpowers in the Mediterranean diet. Lamb is the highest known source of a unique fat called conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA. This fat is solely found in the milk and meat of ruminants (sheep, cattle, bison and all of their relatives). CLA provides a ton of health benefits including enhanced immune function, improving and maintaining bone density, regulating blood sugar, reducing inflammation and aiding weight loss and lean body mass. All of these healthy fats are found in levels around 50% higher for grass-finished lamb versus grain fed.
Lamb meat is also very rich in B vitamins, especially B12 and B3. It’s incredibly mineral rich and provides high amounts of zinc, selenium, phosphorus, and iron. It is one of the only foods containing high levels of the amino acid compound L-Carnosine. This compound helps to protect against heart disease, reduce inflammation and potentially slow down the aging process.
This meat is a stellar source of protein, providing from 25-30 grams per 100 grams of lamb meat. It contains glutathione, known as “the master antioxidant” due to its critical role in our health and internal defense systems. In fact, lamb meat even contains all three amino acids required for our bodies to produce more glutathione internally.
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When you order lamb meat online from us, you may be unfamiliar with ways to include this excellent item in your diet due to its lower levels of popularity in America. Luckily, there’s tons of delicious options for preparing lamb, and it’s easy to include in a large variety of simple, flavorful meals. Lamb burgers are one of our favorite quick dinners and adding a couple simple spices to the patties is all it takes to make them really delectable. Or, try meatballs seasoned with rosemary, oregano and thyme for a mouthwatering Mediterranean flavor
Leg of lamb and rack of lamb are also simple to make, requiring minimal seasonings to showcase the rich flavors of our top quality lamb meat. It pairs well with exotic flavors, making it a great choice for Indian and Middle Eastern recipes. Try it in flavorful curries, seasoned with spices like cumin and coriander.