Blue Buffalo Earth's Essentials Review
Mountaintop Medley Food Rolls
Review of Blue Buffalo Earth's Essentials
Mountaintop Medley Food Rolls
This product is manufactured by Blue Buffalo.
According to our data, this Blue Buffalo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Blue Buffalo Earth's Essentials Mountaintop Medley Food Rolls is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.
We'll begin this review of Blue Buffalo Earth's Essentials Mountaintop Medley Food Rolls with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is lamb. Although lamb is an excellent protein source, raw lamb contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of lamb is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The second ingredient is chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in dog food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.
The third ingredient is cane molasses. Cane molasses is a less refined form of sugar, made from sugar cane. It's naturally rich in various minerals including magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium, and potassium.
Cane molasses is however considered a controversial ingredient because it can raise a dogs blood sugar level, as it can with humans.
The fourth ingredient is barley. Barley is a nutritious carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. Unlike pearled barley, regular barley contains the entire grain.
The fifth ingredient is pea flour. Pea flour is made from roasted peas which have been processed into a powder. It's naturally rich in protein and dietary fiber.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Blue Buffalo Earth's Essentials Mountaintop Medley Food Rolls 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 Blue Buffalo recipe.
Next we have beef liver. Beef liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, beef liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The next ingredient is carrot, which provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
Then we have dried egg. Dried eggs consist 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.
Moving on, we have sugar, which is really an unnecessary additive. It's most likely used to improve the food's palatability.
Moving on with this review, we have vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is a clear, orderless liquid derived from plant oils. It is often used to increase the product's moisture and/or improve palatability.
The next ingredient in this review is lactic acid, which is an organic compound. Lactic acid is most likely used in this recipe as a preservative.
Our next ingredient is spinach. Spinach is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
pea fiber is the next ingredient in this recipe. Pea fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote colon health.
Next on the list is natural flavor. The sole purpose of natural flavor is to improve palatability.
The remaining ingredients in this Blue Buffalo Earth's Essentials recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Blue Buffalo Earth's Essentials Mountaintop Medley Food Rolls is 4.0 out of 5.