Nature's Recipe Grain Free Review

Chicken & Turkey Stew With Sweet Potato & Green Beans

Nature's Recipe Grain Free Chicken & Turkey Stew With Sweet Potato & Green Beans

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Review of Nature's Recipe Grain Free
Chicken & Turkey Stew With Sweet Potato & Green Beans

This product is manufactured by Big Heart Pet Brands.

According to our data, this Nature's Recipe recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Nature's Recipe Grain Free Chicken & Turkey Stew With Sweet Potato & Green Beans is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Nature's Recipe Grain Free Chicken & Turkey Stew With Sweet Potato & Green Beans with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is broth. Broths provides both flavor and moisture; however, broths do not provide any notable nutritional contribution. In addition, we typically prefer the specific type of broth specified (chicken broth, vegetable broth, lamb broth, etc), which is not done here.

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

The third ingredient is 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 fourth ingredient is green bean. Green beans are naturally rich in dietary fiber and numerous vitamins and minerals. They also supply a notable amount of plant based protein.

The fifth ingredient is chicken fat, which provides a healthy dose of omega-6 fatty acids.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nature's Recipe Grain Free Chicken & Turkey Stew With Sweet Potato & Green Beans 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 turkey. Although turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey 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 remaining ingredients in this Nature's Recipe Grain Free recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a substantial 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 contains anonymous meat ingredients. These are not necessarily always negative; however, they are typically low quality and inexpensive additions. If the particular anonymous meat ingredient is controversial or low quality, it should have been discussed earlier in this review. Otherwise, it is safe to assume the anonymous meat ingredient is an acceptable addition.

The official PawDiet rating for Nature's Recipe Grain Free Chicken & Turkey Stew With Sweet Potato & Green Beans is 3.0 out of 5.