Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Review
Review of Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals
This product is manufactured by Fromm Family Foods LLC.
According to our data, this Fromm recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Hasen Duckenpfeffer 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 Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Hasen Duckenpfeffer with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is rabbit. Although rabbit is an excellent protein source, raw rabbit contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of rabbit 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 duck. Duck is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, duck contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of duck is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The third ingredient is duck meal. Duck meal is produced by cooking duck using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of duck and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The fourth ingredient is turkey liver. Turkey liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, turkey liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is dried whole egg. Dried whole eggs 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Hasen Duckenpfeffer 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 Fromm recipe.
Next we have pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
The next ingredient is potato. Potatoes provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, potatoes are gluten free and therefore commonly found in grain free and gluten free products.
Then we have chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
Moving on, we have lentil. Lentils are rich in diary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Lentils also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.
Moving on with this review, we have 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 next ingredient in this review 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.
Our next ingredient is dried tomato pomace. Dried tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.
chicken broth is the next ingredient in this recipe. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
Next on the list is chicken fat, which provides a healthy dose of omega-6 fatty acids.
The next ingredient in this recipe is salmon oil. Salmon oil is an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids, an important part of a cat diet.
Next we have pea fiber. Pea fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote colon health.
The next 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.
The remaining ingredients in this Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals 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 Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Hasen Duckenpfeffer is 4.5 out of 5.