I and Love and You Nude Food Review
Red Meat Medley Recipe
Review of I and Love and You Nude Food
Red Meat Medley Recipe
This product is manufactured by NatPets LLC d/b/a "I and Love and You".
According to our data, this I and Love and You recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
I and Love and You Nude Food Red Meat Medley Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of I and Love and You Nude Food Red Meat Medley Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is pork. Although pork is an excellent protein source, raw pork contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of pork 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 lamb meal. Lamb meal is produced by cooking lamb using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of lamb and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The third ingredient is herring meal. Herring meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking herring until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with herring (i.e. herring meal).
The fourth ingredient is dried yellow pea. Dried yellow peas are a good source of dietary fiber and minerals. They also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.
The fifth ingredient is garbanzo bean. Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in I and Love and You Nude Food Red Meat Medley Recipe 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 I and Love and You recipe.
Next we have 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 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 canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid). The usage of canola oil is controversial in dog 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.
Moving on, we have wild boar. Although wild boar is an excellent protein source, raw wild boar contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of wild boar 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.
Moving on with this review, we have sweet potato. 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.
The next ingredient in this review is pork liver. Pork liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, pork liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The remaining ingredients in this I and Love and You Nude Food 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 dogs. 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 I and Love and You Nude Food Red Meat Medley Recipe is 4.5 out of 5.