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Why is red meat good for you?

Red meat, i.e. beef, lamb and pork, has a role to play in a healthy, balanced diet as it is a natural source of protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins.

The UK government recommends eating around 70g (cooked weight) of red meat a day and the majority of people in the UK are well within this target.

QMS - "The Meat We Eat"

Red Meat is nutrient-rich

The following table shows which meats are a recognised source of vitamins and minerals according to EU labelling criteria:

Beef Lamb Pork
   

A rich source of thiamine (B1)

A source of riboflavin (B2)

 

A source of riboflavin (B2)

A rich source of  niacin (B3

A rich source of niacin (B3)

A rich source of niacin (B3)

A rich source of vitamin B6

   

A rich source of vitamin B12

A rich source of vitamin B12

A rich source of vitamin B12

A source of phosphorus

A source of phosphorus

A source of phosphorus

A rich source of zinc

A rich source of zinc

A rich source of zinc