Nature's Recipe Grain Free High Protein Review
Chicken & Turkey Recipe In Broth
Review of Nature's Recipe Grain Free High Protein
Chicken & Turkey Recipe In Broth
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 Grain Free High Protein Chicken & Turkey Recipe In Broth is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.
We'll begin this review of Nature's Recipe Grain Free High Protein Chicken & Turkey Recipe In Broth with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in cat food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.
The second 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 third ingredient is 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 fourth ingredient is carrot, which provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
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 Grain Free High Protein Chicken & Turkey Recipe In Broth 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 chicken fat, which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.
The next ingredient is 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.
Then we have 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.
Moving on, we have natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in cat food products.
Moving on with this review, we have calcium sulfate. Calcium sulfate is a food additive that helps control acidity levels and functions as a firming agent. It's not a desirable ingredient, but it is considered safe by the FDA in small quantities.
The next ingredient in this review is 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.
Our next ingredient is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
carrageenan is the next ingredient in this recipe. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.
Next on the list is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
The next ingredient in this recipe is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.
The remaining ingredients in this Nature's Recipe Grain Free High Protein recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.
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 Grain Free High Protein Chicken & Turkey Recipe In Broth is 3.0 out of 5.