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Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free Easy to Digest Lamb, Sweet Potato, & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free Easy to Digest Lamb, Sweet Potato, & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food are Lamb, Chicken Meal, Peas, and Pea Starch.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 27%
Crude Fat (min.): 15%
Crude Fiber (max.): 5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,610 kcal/kg, 349 kcal/cup

Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free Easy to Digest Lamb, Sweet Potato, & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Lamb, Chicken Meal, Peas, Pea Starch, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sweet Potatoes, Garbanzo Beans, Pumpkin, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dl Methionine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin, D-calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Lactic Acid, Citric Acid (Used As A Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

Lamb is a high-quality protein source that is commonly used in dog kibble. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. These amino acids support healthy muscle growth and maintenance, and help to maintain a healthy immune system.

Lamb is also a good source of vitamins B12 and B6, as well as zinc and iron, which are essential for maintaining overall health and well-being.

Chicken Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole chickens that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It looks like brown flour, and it's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.

Chicken meal is basically chicken with a longer storage time. It's a protein-rich food and also Vitamin B12, Tryptophan, Choline, Zinc, Iron, and Copper resource. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

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.

Pea Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is slowly digested and absorbed, providing a sustained source of energy. Pea starch is also a good source of fiber, which can support healthy digestion and maintain regular bowel movements.

In addition, pea starch is hypoallergenic and easily digestible, making it a great option for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free Easy to Digest Lamb, Sweet Potato, & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food has 27% protein, 15% fat, 5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 38%.

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 Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free Easy to Digest Lamb, Sweet Potato, & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food as 38%. Basically, around two fifth (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 Nature's Recipe kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (27%)
Starch (38 %)
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