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Nutrition of lamb liver

Updated February 21, 2019

Lamb liver has both positive nutritional benefits and negative nutritional concerns. Before adding lamb liver to your diet, it is important to understand how it may affect your body.

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There are multiple sizes of lamb liver and multiple ways to cook the liver. This article focuses on a 115 gram/ 4 oz. serving of raw lamb liver.


Lamb liver is a great source of protein. One serving contains 23 g of protein, which is 46 per cent of the recommended daily amount. One serving of liver also has 46 per cent of your daily recommended amount of iron.


Lamb liver contains a considerable amount of fat. One 115 gram (4 oz.) serving has 6 g of fat, which almost 10 per cent of your daily recommended amount of fat.


Those who have cholesterol concerns should avoid lamb liver. One serving of lamb liver contains 419 mg of cholesterol, which is 140 per cent of your daily recommended allowance of cholesterol.

Fun Fact

Lamb liver has an incredibly high percentage of your daily recommended amount of vitamin A. One 115 gram (4 oz.) serving of lamb liver has 556 per cent of your daily recommended amount of the vitamin.

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About the Author

Marie Dannie

Marie Dannie has been a professional journalist since 1991, specializing in nutrition and health topics. She has written for "Woman’s Own," the "Daily Mail," the "Daily Mirror" and the "Telegraph." She is a registered nutritionist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in food science from the University of Nottingham.

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