Eri Koulouvatou, Dietician – nutritionist – Issuer Erian
The most famous symbol of Easter is the lamb. It is an old Christian custom from the time of Genesis, when they asked…..
Abraham to sacrifice his son.
In the seventh century monk Benedict wrote a prayer to bless the lambs.
A few hundred years later, Pope established it and since then became the characteristic blessing at Easter dinner.
In Greece we observe the custom of lamb, which roasting on Easter Sunday and we consider good be crowded to help everyone at the turn of the spit.
The lamb is a sheep less than one year.
the 100 g. they have about 215 calories. It is a good source of high biological value protein (features and 8 essential amino acids-those who can not make himself our organization and must get from food).
It contains vitamins such as niacin, B3, B6, B12, Selenium and zinc.
But what about the fat ?
Only about 36% from lamb fat is saturated, the rest belongs to the healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
Compared to other meats, It has less fat between the muscle fibers, more is externally visible so, so it is easy to remove.
The kid has noticeably few calories and 1/3 amount of saturated fat in lamb, therefore less cholesterol. It is healthier
Whatever we choose for Easter be a reasonable amount and always accompanied by fresh green salad as a result of fiber reduces the absorption of bad cholesterol.