Is that lamb or mutton

Question: I know in Mongolia that I’ll be eating alot of this meat. So what is the difference between lamb and mutton!

Answer: Do expect to be eating LOTS of mutton, not lamb! Basically lamb and mutton is similar, the difference is simply a matter of age and flavor.

Lamb is a sheep less than a year old, typically slaughtered between the ages of 4 and 12 months. Older sheep is called mutton and has a much stronger flavor and tougher meat that many find distasteful. Mutton was a cheap food source for the military, and it was often overcooked and dry.

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