Which is better mutton or lamb?
Mutton is sheep that is older than one; it is usually harvested at about three years old. The meat has a deep red color and is much fattier than lamb. The leg and shoulder are most commonly prepared, but the meat is tough, so it's often stewed to help tenderize it. Its flavor is strong and gamey.
Is mutton tougher than lamb?
Mutton has a deep red colour and is fattier than lamb. It is also tougher and the flavour is stronger and more gamey. This is because it contains a higher concentration of fatty acids which intensify as the animal becomes older.
At what point does Lamb become mutton?
Mutton refers to the flesh of the mature ram or ewe at least one year old; the meat of sheep between 12 and 20 months old may be called yearling mutton. The meat of sheep 6 to 10 weeks old is usually sold as baby lamb, and spring lamb is from sheep of five to six months.
Is mutton cheaper than lamb?
Because Americans prefer the more delicate taste of lamb, it is more expensive than mutton but also much easier to find in regular markets. Common cuts in the U.S. are shoulder roast, rack, loin chops, and leg of lamb.