NUTRO™ NATURAL PET FOOD INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

 

 

 

Fish Meal
Fish meal is made from fish that is cooked to remove the water and fat. This process leaves a dry, high concentrated source of high-quality protein (From flesh) and essential minerals, such as calcium (From bone). It is rich source of high digestible protein and unsaturated fatty acids.

 

Fish Oil
Fish oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids that support skin and coat health, cognitive function and joint health.

 

Fish
Fish is a source of high-quality protein (from flesh) and essential minerals, such as calcium (from bone). It is a rich source of highly digestible protein and unsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 fatty acids), which support skin and coat health, immune health, cognitive function and joint health.

 

Flaxseed
Flaxseed is whole seeds from the flax plant, which are ground. Flaxseed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid) for a healthy hair coat. It also provides a good source of fiber for digestive health.

 

Folic Acid
Folic acid is a B vitamin that is involved in the development of tissues of the nervous system.

 

Green Pea Powder
A dehydrated, powdered form of green peas. Green peas are a good source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc.

 

Ground Rice
Ground, milled and polished rice grains. It excludes the bran, germ and hulls. It provides an excellent source of energy through highly digestible carbohydrates.

 

Ground Sorghum
Is an easily digestible grain which primarily is used as a source of carbohydrates. It contains more fibre than most other grains.

 

Iodised Salt
Salt is a combination of the two minerals sodium and chloride. Sodium is essential for healthy functioning cells and maintains the acid base balance in the body with potassium. Chloride has a role in maintaining the fluid balance in the body and helps maintain acid base balance.

 

Iron Sulfate
Iron sulfate is a source of iron. Iron is a vital component of hemoglobin, the molecule that transports oxygen.
Lamb Meal
Lamb meal is made from real lamb that's cooked to remove the water and fat, leaving a dry, highly concentrated source of high-quality, highly digestible protein for lean muscles. It also provides essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12 and selenium.

 

Lamb
Deboned lamb are real lamb meat from which the bones have been removed. Lamb is an excellence source of protein that dogs enjoy. Protein is an essential nutrient that helps promote strong muscles, aids tissue repair, provides energy and helps support a healthy immune system.

 

Lentils
Lentil is an edible pulse of the legume family.  It is a great source of plant-based protein, dietary fibre, Vitamin B1, B5, B6, B9, Iron, Phosphorus, and Zinc.

 

Maize Gluten
Maize gluten meal is an excellent source of protein that is highly digestible. It is a source of sulphur amino acids, which are important for skin and coat health. It also is a good source of antioxidants, such as lutein.

 

Marigold Meal
Marigold extract is a natural herbal extract that enhances the flavor of food.

 

Mixed Tocopherol
Mixed tocopherols are source of vitamin E, which in an antioxidant that helps protect cells in the body.

 

Natural Flavors
Natural flavors is a proprietary flavor system comprised of natural sources of flavors that pets enjoy.
Pea Protein
Pea protein is a concentrated protein source. Pea protein is a novel protein source that might benefit pets with sensitive skin and stomachs.

 

Potassium Chloride
Potassium chloride is a source of potassium, which is a mineral that is essential for the correct functioning of cells in the body. It is responsible for maintaining the acid-base balance in the body.

 

Potassium Iodide
Potassium iodide is a source of potassium and iodine. Potassium is a mineral that is essential for the correct functioning of cells in the body. Potassium is responsible for maintaining the acid-base balance in the body. Iodine is a component of thyroid hormone, which is important for growth, development and the regulation of metabolic rate.

 

Pumpkin Powder
A dehydrated, powdered form of pumpkin. Pumpkin is a good source of beta carotene and vitamin A.

 

Riboflavin
Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is a B vitamin that contributes to skin and coat health.

 

Rice Flour
Rice flour is finely ground meal from the milling of rice, which consists primarily of the starch and gluten fractions. Rice flour provides an excellent source of highly digestible carbohydrates for quick energy.

 

Rosemary Extract
Rosemary is a natural herb that enhances the flavor of foods.

 

Salmon
Salmon is an ocean fish that is an excellent protein source. Salmon is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that support a strong immune system and cognitive function.

 

Selenium Yeast
Selenium yeast is a natural source of selenium provided by yeast cells. Selenium is an essential mineral that is needed in small amounts. Selenium plays a vital role in reducing cellular damage and supports the immune response.

 

Selenium
Selenium is an essential mineral that is needed in small amounts. Selenium plays a vital role in reducing cellular damage and supports the immune response.

 

Split Peas
Split peas are the dried, peeled and split seeds of pisum sativum. They are a good source of highly digestible protein and carbohydrates and a natural source of fiber.

 

Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil is oil that is pressed from sunflower seeds. It is a good source of the omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, which is a key nutritional driver for hair coat softness and shine.
Taurine
Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats. Taurine provides added health benefits for dogs as a natural antioxidant and for healthy eyesight, heart health and hearing.

 

Thiamine, Niacin
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is a B vitamin that is involved in many complex biochemical reactions that help generate energy for cells.

 

Tomato Powder
A dehydrated, powdered form of Tomatoes. Tomatoes are a moderate source of vitamin C.

 

Vitamin A
Vitamin A supplement is a source of vitamin A, which is required for healthy vision.

 

Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 supplement is a source of vitamin B12 activity, also known as cobalamin. It plays a role in the synthesis of protein in the body and the production of red blood cells.

 

Vitamin B5
Also known as Pantothenic acid, is a B vitamin that is involved in almost every metabolic process in the body.

 

Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 also known as pyridoxine, a B vitamin that has many roles in metabolism.

 

Vitamin C
Is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicalism

 

Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 supplement is a source of vitamin D3 activity. It plays a role in optimizing calcium incorporation into bone and reduces calcium and phosphorus loss in urine.

 

Vitamin E
Vitamin E supplement is a source of vitamin E activity, which is an important antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals.

 

Zinc Sulfate
Zinc is a fundamental element involved in skin and coat health and wound healing.