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NutriSource Grain-Free Large Breed Lamb Meal & Peas Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of NutriSource Grain-Free Large Breed Lamb Meal & Peas Recipe Dry Dog Food are Lamb Meal, Peas, Pea Starch, Pea Flour, and Tapioca Starch.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 23%
Crude Fat (min.): 14%
Crude Fiber (max.): 6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,760 kcal/kg, 441 kcal/cup

NutriSource Grain-Free Large Breed Lamb Meal & Peas Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Lamb Meal, Peas, Pea Starch, Pea Flour, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Salmon Meal, Flax Seed, Natural Turkey And Chicken Flavor, Alfalfa Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sunflower Oil, Dried Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dl Methionine, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Tocopherols), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Selenium Yeast), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Lactic Acid, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-tryptophan, L-carnitine, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract, Yeast Culture, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation 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 Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole lambs that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. This is a combination of the flesh, bone, as well as the skin of the lamb. It's better to check the quality of the source otherwise, traces of unremoved wool and grain (from the stomach) can be food.

Lamb meal promotes a healthy heart as well as healthy skin! For dogs with sensitivities, lamb meal is a highly digestible protein source providing essential amino acids and fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals for muscle development and energy.

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.

This ingredient is source of vegetable protein and a carbohydrate starch.

Again due to the lack of grains in this diet, pea flour has been included to boost carbohydrate levels without adding gluten. Pea flour is also an excellent source of vegetable based protein and certain antioxidants.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, NutriSource Grain-Free Large Breed Lamb Meal & Peas Recipe Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 14% fat, 6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 42%.

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 NutriSource Grain-Free Large Breed Lamb Meal & Peas Recipe Dry Dog Food as 42%. Basically, around two fifth (almost half) of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on our website - In The Kibble - is 38.67%.

Protein (23%)
Starch (42 %)
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