Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Review

Seafood & Shrimp Pate

Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Seafood & Shrimp Pate

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Review of Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals
Seafood & Shrimp Pate

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 Seafood & Shrimp Pate is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Seafood & Shrimp Pate with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 broth. Broths provides both flavor and moisture; however, broths do not provide any notable nutritional contribution. In addition, we typically prefer the specific type of broth specified (chicken broth, vegetable broth, lamb broth, etc), which is not done here.

The third ingredient is whitefish. Although whitefish is an excellent protein and fat source, raw whitefish contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of whitefish 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 fourth ingredient is shrimp. Although shrimp is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw shrimp contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of shrimp 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 fifth ingredient is chicken liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Seafood & Shrimp Pate 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 pearled barley. Pearled barley is barley with the outer husk and bran layers removed. Similar to regular barley, pearled barley provides carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Pearled barley is however not as nutritious as regular whole grain barley.

The next ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

Then we have tomato paste. Tomato paste is produced by cooking tomatoes for several hours. The seeds and skins of the tomatoes are removed in the process. Nutritionally, it's rich in dietary fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

Moving on, we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

Moving on with this review, we have 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.

The next ingredient in this review is dicalcium phosphate. Dicalcium phosphate (misnomer for dibasic calcium phosphate) is commonly used in pet food and treats as a dietary calcium supplement. It can also be found in breakfast cereals, enriched flour, noodle products, pharmaceutical tablets, and toothpastes.

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.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product contains anonymous meat ingredients. These are not necessarily always negative; however, they are typically low quality and inexpensive additions. If the particular anonymous meat ingredient is controversial or low quality, it should have been discussed earlier in this review. Otherwise, it is safe to assume the anonymous meat ingredient is an acceptable addition.

The official PawDiet rating for Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Seafood & Shrimp Pate is 3.0 out of 5.