Solid Gold Superfoods Chicken, Coconut Milk & Chia Seed Recipe (Small & Toy Breeds) Review
Review of Solid Gold Superfoods
Chicken, Coconut Milk & Chia Seed Recipe (Small & Toy Breeds)
The first ingredient is chicken. Although chicken is an excellent protein source, raw chicken contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of chicken 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 dried pea. Dried peas are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
The third ingredient is dried lentil. Dried lentils are rich in diary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Lentils also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.
The fourth ingredient is vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is a clear, orderless liquid derived from plant oils. It is often used to increase the product's moisture and/or improve palatability.
The fifth ingredient is dried chickpea. Dried chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
Next we have 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.
The next ingredient is coconut milk. Coconut milk is one possible alternative to the use of diary. However, coconut milk is very high in fat.
Then we have sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). 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.
Moving on, we have citric acid. Citric acid is an antioxidant commonly used in pet food as a natural preservative. There are concerns regarding possible links between citric acid and canine bloat, but these claims are not backed by any credible scientific evidence.