Instinct Grain-Free Biscuits Review
Rabbit Meal and Apples
Review of Instinct Grain-Free Biscuits
Rabbit Meal and Apples
The first ingredient is rabbit meal. Rabbit meal is produced by cooking rabbit using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of rabbit and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is tapioca. Tapioca is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.
The third ingredient is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
The fourth ingredient is apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is canola oil. Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.
Next 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 is natural flavor. Natural flavor enhances the flavor of the product. The difference between natural and artificial flavoring is that natural flavoring starts from a plant or animal whereas artificial flavoring is entirely man-made.
Then we have egg whites. Egg whites consist of shell-free egg whites, 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.
Moving on, we have montmorillonite clay. Montmorillonite clay is a naturally occurring group of minerals which are believed to provide resistance to various environmental toxins. In addition, montmorillonite clay is often used as an anti-caking agent in pet food.
Moving on with this review, we have pumpkin seed. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Pumpkin seeds also provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.