Earthborn Holistic Venture Review

Pork Meal & Butternut Squash

Earthborn Holistic Venture Pork Meal & Butternut Squash

PawDiet Rating

3.00
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Review of Earthborn Holistic Venture
Pork Meal & Butternut Squash

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

According to our data, this Earthborn Holistic recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Earthborn Holistic Venture Pork Meal & Butternut Squash is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Earthborn Holistic Venture Pork Meal & Butternut Squash with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is pork meal. Pork meal is produced by cooking pork using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of pork and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The second ingredient is butternut squash. Butternut squash is a winter squash, which means the squash is harvested when mature. It's an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and various dietary minerals.

The third ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Earthborn Holistic Venture Pork Meal & Butternut Squash 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 sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Sunflower oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), sunflower oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source.

The next ingredient is natural flavor, which enhances the flavor of the food.

Then we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

Moving on, we have 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.

Moving on with this review, we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The remaining ingredients in this Earthborn Holistic Venture 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 dogs. 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 Venture Pork Meal & Butternut Squash is 3.0 out of 5.