Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned Review

RanchHouse Stew

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned RanchHouse Stew

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Review of Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned
RanchHouse Stew

This product is manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc..

According to our data, this Earthborn Holistic recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for adult cats and growing kittens. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned RanchHouse Stew is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for adult cats and growing kittens.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned RanchHouse Stew with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is beef broth. Beef broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, beef broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The second ingredient is beef. Although beef is an excellent protein source, raw beef contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of beef 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 third 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 fourth ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The fifth ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned RanchHouse 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 Earthborn Holistic recipe.

Next we have pumpkin. Pumpkin is an excellent carbohydrate source, rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. It's also rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.

The next ingredient is carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.

Then we have natural flavor. Natural flavor is used to modify the foods flavor and increase palatability.

Moving on, we have tuna. Tuna is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, tuna contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of tuna is dramatically reduced after cooking.

Moving on with this review, we have tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.

The next ingredient in this review 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.

Our next ingredient is 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.

potassium chloride is the next ingredient in this recipe, which is a potassium supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned 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.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned RanchHouse Stew is 3.0 out of 5.