Natural Balance Delectable Delights Review

Tender Cuts Duck Formula

Natural Balance Delectable Delights Tender Cuts Duck Formula

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Review of Natural Balance Delectable Delights
Tender Cuts Duck Formula

Ingredient Review

The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck 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 brown rice flour. Brown rice flour is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice flour is easy to digest.

The third ingredient is tapioca starch. Tapioca starch 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 fourth ingredient is vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is a clear, orderless liquid derived from plant oils. It is often used to increase the product's moisture and/or improve palatability.

Controversial Ingredients

Caramel color is a concentrated form of caramel, a natural food colorant. Caramel color has been linked to cancer in laboratory animals. Since our pets do not care about food color, caramel color is an unnecessary addition with possible health risks.