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Healthy red meat: Going out on a limb with lamb

October 1, 2018
Table 32 co-owner Scott Salem said a refreshing margarita pairs very well with rich dishes like lamb chops. The 100 Virginia St. restaurant recently revamped its lunch, dinner, beer and cocktail menus

SIOUX CITY -- When Table 32 co-owner Scott Salem recently introduced the 10 Virginia St.’s new fall/winter menu, he wanted it to have plenty of comfort food favorites in addition to more upscale fare.

For the former, Table 32 is now offering Chicken And Waffles (crispy chicken breast, cornbread waffle, andouille sausage, jalapeno, bell peppers, buttermilk gravy and a bourbon bacon caramel sauce).

And for the latter, the restaurant is offering lamb chops, served with a goat cheese mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and a rich port wine demi sauce.

Table 32′s new menu options will be revealed in a story for the Sioux City Journal’s Wednesday food section.

To get you in the mood for a different type of red meat, here are the health benefits of lamb:

GO LEAN WITH LAMB

With a lean protein content between 25 - 26 percent, lamb promotes optional nutrition whenever muscle tissue needs to be built up or repaired.

CHOCK FULL OF VITAMINS

Lamb is a rich source of Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and many other vitamins and minerals.

IMPROVES PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE

Since lamb is high in beta-alanine -- which decreases fatigue and improves exercise performance -- it is the go-to meat for athletes in training.

PREVENTS ANEMIA

Characterized by low amounts of red blood cells, fatigue and weakness, anemia is a common condition. As a major source for iron, lamb can help prevent iron deficiency-related anemia.

Source: Healthline.com

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