Healthy Eating

Lamb and Mutton

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Best to Buy

Look for fresh lamb that has creamy white fat and firm, pinkish red meat.

Prep & Store

Refrigerate fresh lamb and mutton in its original wrapping, over-wrapped with foil, for no more than four days, two days for stew meat or ground lamb or mutton.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Grill steaks, chops, or ribs for about 5 minutes per side and brush with barbecue sauce (or other glaze).

Nutrition Notes

Lamb is an excellent source of vitamin B12 and a good source of iron.

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