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Fibers and Legumes

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Could tree nuts be a novel ingredient for pets?

Little research exists on the possibility, but nuts’ nutritional potential might be worth a look for the next generation of pet foods
Little research exists on the possibility, but nuts’ nutritional potential might be worth a look for the next generation of pet foods.
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Pea fiber: a functional petfood ingredient

With a label-friendly name, pea fiber offers an effective, reasonable alternative fiber source for companion animal diets
Pea fiber can be found in an increasing number of petfoods, especially in the premium, holistic and alternative format products. This ingredient is relatively new to petfoods and may be a strategic addition to counteract a growing consumer discontent with beet pulp and an absolute resistance to any of the functional fibers derived from wheat (e.g., bran), corn (corn bran) or soy (soyhulls)—all commonly perceived as cheap fillers. While this impression about the functional utility of these standard fibers is a long way from the truth, it certainly underscores that consumer perception rules the day.
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