Castor & Pollux Organix Tiny Feasts Review
Organic Turkey, Quinoa & Carrot Stew
Review of Castor & Pollux Organix Tiny Feasts
Organic Turkey, Quinoa & Carrot Stew
This product is manufactured by Castor & Pollux, Inc.
According to our data, this Castor & Pollux recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Castor & Pollux Organix Tiny Feasts Organic Turkey, Quinoa & Carrot Stew 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 Castor & Pollux Organix Tiny Feasts Organic Turkey, Quinoa & Carrot Stew with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is organic turkey. Although organic turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey 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 organic chicken broth. Organic chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, organic chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is water sufficient for processing, which adds necessary moisture to the food.
The fourth ingredient is organic chicken liver. Organic chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is organic spinach. Organic spinach is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Castor & Pollux Organix Tiny Feasts Organic Turkey, Quinoa & Carrot Stew 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 Castor & Pollux recipe.
Next we have organic pea protein. Organic 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 next ingredient is organic quinoa. Organic quinoa is considered a "pseudocerial" because it's typically used like cereal grains (i.e. corn, wheat, millet), but it's not part of the grass family.
Quinoa is high in protein and provides a much better essential amino acid profile than most true cereal grains. Furthermore, quinoa is naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.
Then we have organic carrot. Organic carrots are an excellent source dietary fiber and minerals. In addition, carrots are rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.
Moving on, we have organic dried pea. Organic dried peas are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
Moving on with this review, we have organic dried egg product. Organic 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 next ingredient in this review is organic flaxseed. Organic flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.
Our next ingredient is organic cranberry. Organic cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
organic guar gum is the next ingredient in this recipe. Organic 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.
Next on the list is salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and dogs. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.
The next ingredient in this recipe is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
The remaining ingredients in this Castor & Pollux Organix Tiny Feasts 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 Castor & Pollux Organix Tiny Feasts Organic Turkey, Quinoa & Carrot Stew is 3.5 out of 5.