Nature's Recipe Easy To Digest Stew Review

Chicken, Rice & Barley Recipe Cuts In Gravy

Nature's Recipe Easy To Digest Stew Chicken, Rice & Barley Recipe Cuts In Gravy

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Review of Nature's Recipe Easy To Digest Stew
Chicken, Rice & Barley Recipe Cuts In Gravy

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 dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Nature's Recipe Easy To Digest Stew Chicken, Rice & Barley Recipe Cuts In Gravy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Nature's Recipe Easy To Digest Stew Chicken, Rice & Barley Recipe Cuts In Gravy with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is water sufficient for processing. Water of course only provides moisture, a necessary component of wet products.

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

The third ingredient is soybean protein concentrate. Soybean protein concentrate is produced by removing the water soluble carbohydrates from soybeans. The inclusion of non-meat protein typically degrades the overall quality of protein in the recipe. This degradation is due to the inferior amino acid profile of plant based proteins.

The fourth 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.

The fifth ingredient is barley flour. Barley flour is a nutritious carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and various minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nature's Recipe Easy To Digest Stew Chicken, Rice & Barley Recipe Cuts In Gravy 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 canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Because canola oil is actually an improved rapeseed oil, many people are wary of its nutritional impacts.

The next ingredient is rice flour. Rice flour is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. As long as the bran and germ of the grain are included in the flour, rice flour can provide a notable amount of fiber and nutrition. However, because the type of rice ("brown" or "white") is not specified, we cannot make this determination.

Then we have 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.

Moving on, we have brown rice. Brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.

Moving on with this review, 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 in this review is carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

Our next ingredient is salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and dogs. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.

brewers yeast is the next ingredient in this recipe. Brewers yeast is a by-product of the brewing industry. Brewers yeast is rich in various minerals and contains a notable amount of protein.

Next on the list 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.

The next ingredient in this recipe 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 Nature's Recipe Easy To Digest Stew 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 dogs. 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 Easy To Digest Stew Chicken, Rice & Barley Recipe Cuts In Gravy is 2.5 out of 5.