Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Review
Review of Earthborn Holistic Grain Free
This product is manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc..
According to our data, this Earthborn Holistic recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Primitive Feline 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 Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Primitive Feline with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is turkey meal. Turkey meal is produced by cooking turkey using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of turkey and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking chicken until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with chicken (i.e. chicken meal).
The third ingredient is pea protein. 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 fourth ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is most likely used because of it's essential omega-6 fatty acid content.
The fifth ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Primitive Feline 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 potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The next 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.
Then we have herring meal. Herring meal is produced by cooking herring using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of herring and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
Moving on, we have salmon meal. Salmon meal is produced by cooking salmon using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of salmon and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
Moving on with this review, we have ground flaxseed. Ground 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 pea fiber. Pea fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote colon health.
Our next ingredient is natural flavor, which enhances the flavor of the food.
sweet potato is the next ingredient in this recipe. 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.
Next on the list is whitefish meal. Whitefish meal is produced by cooking whitefish using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of whitefish and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The next ingredient in this recipe is blueberry. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
Next we have cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
The next ingredient is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Then we have apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.
Moving on, we have carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.
Moving on with this review, we have spinach. Spinach is an edible flowering plant which supplies a notable amount of dietary fiber and plant based protein. It's also naturally rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, and folate.
The next ingredient in this review is canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). The usage of canola oil is controversial in cat food. Canola plant seeds are the product of selective breeding applied to rapeseed, which in turn is used to produce rapeseed oil. It is widely known that rapeseed oil is dangerous for human and animal consumption.
Our next ingredient is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
The remaining ingredients in this Earthborn Holistic Grain Free 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 cats. 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 Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Primitive Feline is 4.5 out of 5.