Beyond In Gravy Review
Chicken, Wild Rice and Spinach
Review of Beyond In Gravy
Chicken, Wild Rice and Spinach
This product is manufactured by Nestlé Purina Petcare.
According to our data, this Beyond recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Beyond In Gravy Chicken, Wild Rice and Spinach is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.
We'll begin this review of Beyond In Gravy Chicken, Wild Rice and Spinach with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The second ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.
The third ingredient is liver. Liver is a controversial ingredient because the source animal is not specified. Anonymous animal ingredients are typically very low quality and may contain almost any animal, including dogs and cats!
The fourth ingredient is dried egg product. Dried egg product consists of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.
The fifth ingredient is wild rice. Wild rice is a gluten-free grain which supplies protein, dietary fiber, certain minerals, and B vitamins.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Beyond In Gravy Chicken, Wild Rice and Spinach are not as important as the first five ingredients.
However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Beyond recipe.
Next we have spinach. Spinach is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The next ingredient is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free ingredient extracted from potatoes. Unlike whole potatoes, the starch itself does not provide a notable amount of nutrition.
Then we have natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in cat food products.
Moving on, we have guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.
Moving on with this review, we have sodium phosphate. Sodium phosphate is a generic term used for salts of sodium and phosphate. It is most likely used as a emulsifier, thickening agent, or leavening agent.
The next ingredient in this review is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
Our next ingredient is salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and cats. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.
taurine is the next ingredient in this recipe, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
Next on the list is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
The next ingredient in this recipe is ferrous sulfate, which is an iron supplement.
Next we have vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.
The remaining ingredients in this Beyond In Gravy recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Beyond In Gravy Chicken, Wild Rice and Spinach is 2.5 out of 5.