Pet Food News / Pet Food Extrusion
on November 1, 2016

Why fiber in dog food increases extrusion energy costs

Scientist offered tips to improve fiber-containing dog food extrusion and palatability.

In an experiment, pet food extrusion energy use increased when insoluble fiber was added to dog food recipes, and this should be considered in the overall product price along with raw materials costs, said Aulus Carciofi, PhD, veterinary science researcher at Sao Paulo State University in Brazil.

“Fiber is a…

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