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September 17, 2010 4:57 PM
I love veal and lamb, especially gyro meat. How are those meats compared to chicken and turkey?
September 17, 2010 5:13 PM
Lamb I know is very comparable to chicken in calories and lean protein.
September 17, 2010 5:26 PM
But gyro meat is very heavy on additives, including fillers (that add calories), fat, and loads of sodium. Lamb it self is lean providing you cut away the fat.
September 17, 2010 5:31 PM
I am not 100% about this but reasonably sure most of this is correct. wink

Lamb and veal are lean meats. I believe lamb is leaner and as with all meats the cut you choose can effect the fat content.
As far as Gyro, it is basically ground lamb (sometimes with beef) and it does have fat added to during the grinding process, similar to how sausage is made. That's why it gets all sizzly while it's spinning. It is not your healthier meat choice sad

But the tzatziki is healthy!!!
September 17, 2010 5:32 PM
I've always heard Lamb is Lean and Healthy. Like Serow said just trim the Fat. Sorry But I have No clue what Gyro meat is.
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September 17, 2010 5:57 PM
I, for one, love gyros. It won't be long and I'll be making them here at the house too. We used to have a place downtown called Ted's Greek Corner and it was delicious!!

I just try to keep things in proportion to other things and include as much healthy options as I possibly can. I'd check the sauce though to see how many calories it has. (Maybe the best part) The rest is veggies and pita bread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyros
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzatziki

I think it's fairly healthy as long as you keep it within your calories. I just try to keep meats as lean as possible. There is always a lean cut of meat if you're so inclined.
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September 17, 2010 6:13 PM
Is there such a thing as gyro meat? I know what gyros are but I think the cuts and leaness of the meat can vary. Next time u get one ask for them to use the leanest meat they have
September 17, 2010 7:10 PM
Interesting responses. Thanks guys. flowerforyou

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