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Blue Freedom Large Breed Adult Grain-Free Beef Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Blue Freedom Large Breed Adult Grain-Free Beef Recipe Dry Dog Food are Deboned Beef, Turkey Meal, Potato Starch, Peas, and Potatoes.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 22%
Crude Fat (min.): 13%
Crude Fiber (max.): 6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3541 kcal/kg (369 kcal/cup)

Blue Freedom Large Breed Adult Grain-Free Beef Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Deboned Beef, Turkey Meal, Potato Starch, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Starch, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Meal, Fish Oil (source of EPA-Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Salt, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Dicalcium Phosphate, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E Supplement, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, DL-Methionine, Garlic, L-Carnitine, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Copper Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Lysine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary
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Turkey Meal Kibble Ingredient
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

Beef is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Turkey Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole turkeys that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.

Turkey meal is basically turkey with a longer storage time and no moisture. It's a protein rich food and also magnesium and zinc resource for the health of your dog’s skin and coat. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

Potato starch is a form of carbohydrate that provides similar benefits to fiber.

Peas are healthy, grain-free filter alternative that contain complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are also rich in protein and high in fiber.

Lutein in peas is an anti-oxidant good for heart, skin, and eye health. Sterols content in peas help lowering cholesterol. However, peas may be related to Canine Heart Disease and FDA is actively investigating this. 93 percent of reported foods in DCM cases contained peas and/or lentils.

Potatoes are a fantastic source of complex carbohydrates which provide fuel for energy for dogs. They are also rich in many minerals and vitamins. Key elements include thiamin, manganese, folate, niacin, copper, phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.

Potatoes are also a key source of dietary fiber as they are good source of digestible carbohydrates.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Blue Freedom Large Breed Adult Grain-Free Beef Recipe Dry Dog Food has 22% protein, 13% fat, 6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 44%.

The largest proportion of Carbohydrates in dog food is provided by starch and indeed dogs don't have carbohydrate requirement at all.

We calculated the starch ratio in Blue Freedom Large Breed Adult Grain-Free Beef Recipe Dry Dog Food as 44%. Basically, almost half of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on inthekibble.com is 38.67% - and that means this Freedom kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (22%)
Starch (44 %)
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