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Purina Beneful Originals Farm-Raised Beef Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Purina Beneful Originals Farm-Raised Beef Dry Dog Food are Beef, Whole Grain Corn, Barley, Rice, and Whole Grain Wheat.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 23%
Crude Fat (min.): 12%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 14%
Calories: 3547 kcal/kg (346 kcal/cup)

Purina Beneful Originals Farm-Raised Beef Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Beef, whole grain corn, barley, rice, whole grain wheat, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soybean meal, oat meal, glycerin, egg and chicken flavor, calcium carbonate, mono and dicalcium phosphate, salt, natural flavor, potassium chloride, dried spinach, dried peas, dried carrots, iron oxide (color), MINERALS [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], choline chloride, VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), biotin (Vitamin B-7)], L-Lysine monohydrochloride.
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Whole Grain Corn in Dog Food

Fresh deboned beef.

Whole Grain Corn contains bran, cereal germ, and endosperm as a whole instead of just the endosperm. Corn is a fibrous grain and it provides easily digestible carbohydrates that makes it a key energy source. Also corn has linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid to maintain healthy skin, coat and immune system.

Barley is source of carbohydrates for energy, B vitamins and fiber for a healthy digestive system. In some cases it has been known to lower cholesterol. It's a good alternative grain for dogs that are allergic to corn or wheat.

Is a grain, helping balance the fiber content in your dog’s diet. The kind of minerals and vitamins that can be found in rice include manganese, phosphorus, micain, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.

Whole Grain Wheat contains the entire grain, including the germ, bran and endosperm. This means that it has more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber than regular wheat.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Purina Beneful Originals Farm-Raised Beef Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 12% fat, 4% fiber, and 14% 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 Purina Beneful Originals Farm-Raised Beef 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 inthekibble.com is 38.67% - and that means this Beneful kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (23%)
Starch (42 %)
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