Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Review

Grilled Recipe With Real White Meat Chicken & Garden Vegetables

Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Grilled Recipe With Real White Meat Chicken & Garden Vegetables

PawDiet Rating

2.50
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Review of Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites
Grilled Recipe With Real White Meat Chicken & Garden Vegetables

This product is manufactured by Big Heart Pet Brands.

According to our data, this Nature's Recipe recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Grilled Recipe With Real White Meat Chicken & Garden Vegetables is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Grilled Recipe With Real White Meat Chicken & Garden Vegetables with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The second ingredient is chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and fat.

The third ingredient is tuna. Although tuna is an excellent protein source, raw tuna contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of tuna 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 carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

The fifth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), sunflower oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Grilled Recipe With Real White Meat Chicken & Garden Vegetables 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 Nature's Recipe 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 guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.

Then we have tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.

Moving on, 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.

Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor. Although natural flavor does not provide any nutritional value, it does improve palatability.

The next ingredient in this review is ferrous sulfate, which is an iron supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Grilled Recipe With Real White Meat Chicken & Garden Vegetables is 2.5 out of 5.