Prime Australian lamb supplies key nutrients for human health

  title={Prime Australian lamb supplies key nutrients for human health},
  author={Liselotte Pannier and Eric N. Ponnampalam and Graham E Gardner and David Laurence Hopkins and Alex Ball and Robin H. Jacob and Kelly L Pearce and David W Pethick},
  journal={Animal Production Science},
This study investigated genetic and non-genetic factors affecting the iron, zinc and omega-3 fatty acid levels of fresh lamb meat. Results from the 2007 progeny of the Australian Sheep Industry Cooperative Research Centre Information Nucleus flock, similar to 2000 lambs, are presented here. The average level of iron and zinc in lamb muscle was 2.05 and 2.31 mg/100 g, respectively. The iron level was 103% of that required to claim lamb as a 'good source' of iron for men of all ages and women… 

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