Simply Nourish Cat Food Ingredients

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Simply Nourish manufactures roughly 53 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Simply Nourish ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Simply Nourish uses roughly 128 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Cat food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Simply Nourish, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken meal
  3. chicken
  4. chicken liver
  5. dried egg product

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Simply Nourish is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken meal, followed by chicken, chicken liver, and dried egg product.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Simply Nourish does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 53 Simply Nourish cat foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most cats consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Simply Nourish does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Simply Nourish have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 1 anonymous meat ingredient used by Simply Nourish.

fish meal
4 Recipes

Fish meal is defined by AAFCO as "the clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish or fish cutting, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil." Since the specific type of fish is not mentioned, we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as tuna meal, salmon meal, catfish meal, etc.

The following recipes contain fish meal:

Cereal Grains

Certain Simply Nourish cat food recipes contain one or more grains. The specific ingredients are listed below.

For cats, we typically recommend choosing a grain-free recipe. Cats are obligate carnivores and therefore grains are not species appropriate.

The kibble production requires a binding agent. Grains are commonly used for this purpose in cat food. When purchasing grain-free cat food, grains are often replaced with another starchy source. This is also not ideal.

To avoid grains and other starchy additions, consider feeding wet or frozen recipes.

brown rice
4 Recipes

Brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.

The following recipes contain brown rice:

ground brown rice
3 Recipes

Ground brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, ground brown rice is easy to digest.

The following recipes contain ground brown rice:

rice flour
1 Recipes

Rice flour is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. As long as the bran and germ of the grain are included in the flour, rice flour can provide a notable amount of fiber and nutrition. However, because the type of rice ("brown" or "white") is not specified, we cannot make this determination.

The following recipes contain rice flour:

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce cat foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 4 controversial ingredients inside Simply Nourish products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

powdered cellulose
1 Recipes

Powdered cellulose is produced from minuscule pieces of wood pulp and plant fibers. Other than its fiber content, powdered cellulose lacks any nutritional contribution.

The following recipes contain powdered cellulose:

pea protein
5 Recipes

Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain pea protein:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
4 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

tomato pomace
1 Recipes

Tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain tomato pomace:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

There are certain situations where these ingredients may be necessary. We always recommend contacting Simply Nourish for further clarification regarding any harmful or controversial ingredient.

We have identified 1 harmful ingredient used in certain Simply Nourish recipes. To learn more, click on the ingredient's name.

Simply Nourish Cat Food Ingredient Lists

Simply Nourish Adult Cat Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Salmon & Pea Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Indoor Adult Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe For Cats

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Simply Nourish Indoor Cat Food Duck & Oatmeal Recipe

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Simply Nourish Indoor Adult Salmon & Oatmeal Recipe For Cats

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Simply Nourish Indoor Adult Turkey & Oatmeal Recipe

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Simply Nourish Kitten Cat Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Senior Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe For Senior Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe For Indoor Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Kittens

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Simply Nourish Source Fish & Chicken Recipe For Indoor Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Rabbit & Chicken Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Salmon Recipe For Indoor Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Healthy Weight Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Tender Morsels In Broth Salmon Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Tender Morsels In Broth Chicken Recipe For Kittens

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Simply Nourish Tender Morsels In Broth Tuna Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Paté Chicken Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Paté Chicken Recipe For Indoor Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Indoor Adult Tuna Recipe Pate

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Simply Nourish Paté Salmon Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Paté Tuna Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Shreds In A Light Cream Sauce Chicken Recipe For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet (Pate) Grain Free Chicken & Pea Recipe

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Simply Nourish Sensitive Digestion Duck & Pea Recipe Paté For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe Pate For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Duck Recipe Pate For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Salmon Recipe (Canned) For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Trout Recipe Paté For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Turkey Recipe (Canned) For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Source Venison Recipe Paté For Adult Cats

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Simply Nourish Wet Cat Food Grain Free Chicken & Salmon Stew

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Simply Nourish Wet Cat Food Grain Free Oceanfish Stew

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Simply Nourish Wet Cat Food Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Stew

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Beef Morsels

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Chicken Morsels

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Duck Morsels

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Lamb Morsels

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Oceanfish Morsels

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Salmon Morsels

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Tuna Morsels

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Simply Nourish Accents (Food Topper) Simple Cuts Gravy With Turkey Morsels

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Chicken Jerky Recipe

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Duck Jerky Recipe For Cats

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Salmon Jerky Recipe

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Whitefish Jerky Recipe

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Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Cat Treats 100% Chicken

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Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Cat Treats 100% Salmon

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Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Cat Treats 100% Shrimp

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Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Cat Treats 100% Venison

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Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Cat Treats 100% Whitefish

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