Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Review
Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes & Spinach
Review of Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free
Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes & Spinach
This product is manufactured by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing.
According to our data, this Chicken Soup For The Soul recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes & Spinach is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes & 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. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in cat food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.
The third ingredient is chicken liver. Organ meats like chicken liver are an excellent source of protein, fat, and essential vitamins and minerals. Although organs may not sound appealing, organs are an important component of a carnivorous animal's diet.
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 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes & 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 Chicken Soup For The Soul recipe.
Next we have sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.
The next ingredient is spinach. Spinach is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Then we have natural flavor. Natural flavoring does not contribute any nutritional value.
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 flaxseed. 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.
The next ingredient in this review is 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.
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.
potassium chloride is the next ingredient in this recipe, which is a potassium supplement.
Next on the list is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
The next ingredient in this recipe is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.
The remaining ingredients in this Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free 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 Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes & Spinach is 3.0 out of 5.