Nulo FreeStyle Review
Minced Salmon & Turkey Recipe In Gravy
Review of Nulo FreeStyle
Minced Salmon & Turkey Recipe In Gravy
This product is manufactured by Nulo Pet Food.
According to our data, this Nulo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Nulo FreeStyle Minced Salmon & Turkey Recipe In Gravy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Nulo FreeStyle Minced Salmon & Turkey Recipe In Gravy with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 salmon broth. Salmon broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, salmon broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is turkey broth. As with other broths, turkey broth is a source of flavor and moisture.
The fourth ingredient is turkey liver. Turkey liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, turkey liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is turkey. Turkey is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, turkey contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced after cooking.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nulo FreeStyle Minced Salmon & Turkey Recipe 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 Nulo recipe.
Next we have dried egg whites. Dried egg whites consist of shell-free egg whites, 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.
The next ingredient is carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.
Then we have dried ground pea. Dried ground peas are naturally rich in an important antioxidant called beta carotene which is a precursor to vitamin A. Dried peas also provide dietary fiber and a notable amount of plant based protein.
Moving on, we have natural flavor. Natural flavor is used to modify the foods flavor and increase palatability.
Moving on with this review, 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.
The next ingredient in this review is ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.
Our next ingredient is sodium phosphate. Sodium phosphate is a generic term used for salts of sodium and phosphate. It is most likely used as a emulsifier, thickening agent, or leavening agent.
salt is the next ingredient in this recipe. 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.
Next on the list is chicken fat. Essentially fatty acids are crucially important for optimal health, chicken fat happens to be an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.
The next ingredient in this recipe is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
Next we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
The next ingredient is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
Then we have cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
Moving on, we have pumpkin. Pumpkin is an excellent carbohydrate source, rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. It's also rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.
Moving on with this review, we have blueberry. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
The next ingredient in this review is dried kelp, which is a nutritionally dense seaweed. Kelp is naturally rich in a multitude of vitamins and minerals.
The remaining ingredients in this Nulo FreeStyle 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 Nulo FreeStyle Minced Salmon & Turkey Recipe In Gravy is 3.0 out of 5.