Lamb is an animal.
Ecological implications: The production of meat (including lamb) creates more harmful greenhouse gases than the exhaust of all the cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles combined, according to Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This includes clear-cut removal of forest lands and rain forests to create grazing and feed lands, feed lands that require growing 16 times as much plant food for the creation of one pound (or one kilogram) of animal food (meat and poultry), and huge amounts of animal burbs and farts when grown in factory farming.
Cholesterol: Lambs brains have 2,200 mg cholesterol per 100 g.
Cholesterol: Lambs kidneys have 315 mg cholesterol per 100 g.
Cholesterol: Lean lamb has 74 mg cholesterol per 100 g.
Lamb is a source of protein.
Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines. There are sweet-flavored herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter; only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass., Pythagoras (Greek mathematician).
Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstinence from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of mind the first man touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, set forth tables of dead, stale bodies, and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds? It is certainly not lions or wolves that we eat out of self-defense; on the contrary, we ignore these and slaughter harmless, tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us. For the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being. If you declare that you are naturally designed for such a diet, then first kill for yourself what you wnt to eat. Do it, however, only through your own resources, unaided by cleaver or cudgel or any kind of ax., Plutarch (Roman historian).
Let the advocate of animal food force himself to a decisive experiment on its fitness, and as Plutarch recommends, tear a living lamb with his teeth and, plunging his head into its vitals, slake his thirst with the steaming blood then, and then only, would he be consistent., Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet).
Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal? True, he can and does live, in a great measure, by preying on other animals; but this is a miserable wayas any one who will go to snaring rabbits, or slaughtering lambs, may learnand he will be regarded as a benefactor of his race who shall teach man to confine himself to a more innocent and wholesome diet. Whatever my own practice may be, I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized., Henry David Thoreau, Walden.
Chinese gender: yang (warm)
Chinese flavor: sweet
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: You want to reduce or eliminate lamb from your diet.