I'll have the opportunity to purchase a whole pastured lamb soon, and was wondering about the CLA content of the meat versus say... Beef. They both work out to be around the same price per pound. Since I've read that Sheep milk has a higher CLA content than cow or goat, I was curious if the same is true for the meat.
(Sorry if this question has been addressed already!)
I'll start by saying that I don't thinks its really a good idea to choose what you eat on the basis of any single nutrient, however beneficial it may be. Food like beef or lamb are complex containing many different nutrients in varying amounts, the best plan is usually to eat a wide a varitey of foods.
To answer you question. Grass-fed lamb on average probably has more conjugated linleic acid (CLA) in it than grass-fed beef, but not a great deal more. However this depends on several different factors:
So as you can see any number given for the amount of CLA in different meats will be a very rough estimate of the average amount. Both beef and lamb are a good source on CLA and many different animals contain smaller amounts.
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