Ingredient GlossaryBETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER FOOD. BETTER HEALTH.
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Oat fiber is an all natural purified form of fiber extracted from the outer layer of the oat grain, the oat hulls or husks. It is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber and a very rich source of heart healthy beta-glucans.
Oatmeal is coarsely ground unsifted oats, a whole grain. It is harvested from the seed bearing fruit of the oat plant (Avena sativa), which is grown in the North Central USA. Oatmeal is a beneficial source of fiber, B vitamins, and beta-glucans. Oats are gluten-free.
Olive oil is fruit oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea) which is grown in arid, subtropical climates. Olive oil is considered healthy because of its high content of monounsaturated fat (mainly oleic acid) and polyphenols.
Organic Alfalfa Sprouts
Alfalfa sprouts are the young tender shoots of the alfalfa plant, a legume. Our certified organic alfalfa sprouts have been grown without pesticides, preservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. They are rich in phyto-estrogens and they are a wholesome source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin K, thiamin, calcium and iron. Alfalfa sprouts also provide a healthy dose of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, calcium and iron.
The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree. Our certified organic apples have been grown without pesticides, perservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. They are rich in Vitamin C as well as a host of other unique antioxidant and botanical compounds such as flavonoids. Organic apples provide both soluble and insoluble fiber, some vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium and boron.
Blueberries are the edible fruit of the blueberry bush. Our certified organic blueberries have been grown without pesticides, preservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. Blueberries are a source of antioxidants that may help support health and vitality.
Organic Bok Choy
Bok choy is a member of the brassica family. Our certified organic bok choy has been grown without pesticides, preservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. Organic bok choy is rich in Vitamin C, and is a beneficial source of beta-carotene, folic acid, and calcium.
Carrots are technically tubers or the nutrient-engorged roots of the carrot plant, a member of the parsley family. Our certified organic carrots have been grown without pesticides, preservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. Organic carrots are a source of important vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids to help support the immune system and aid digestion. They may also help support proper skin and eye health.
Organic chicken is the clean combination of flesh and skin (with or without accompanying bone), that comes from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken that have been fed only organic grains and were never given antibiotics, hormones, or drugs. Organic chicken is an excellent source of highly digestible, lean protein, and essential amino acids.
Organic Chicken Eggs
Organic eggs are from chickens that have been fed only organic grains and were never given antibiotics, hormones, or drugs. Eggs are often known as one of the best complete foods, providing a complete amino acid profile including other essential nutrients necessary to ensure optimal health.
Organic Chicken Hearts
Organic chicken hearts come from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken that have been fed only organic grains and were never given antibiotics, hormones, or drugs. Organic hearts are a nutrient-rich striated muscle meat and are a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and most importantly taurine.
Organic Chicken Liver
Organic chicken liver comes from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken that have been fed only organic grains and were never given antibiotics, hormones, or drugs. Liver is a nutrient-rich organ meat, and is a good source of lean protein, Vitamin A, and iron. The liver is a multi-faceted organ and while it does participate in detoxification of the body, these toxins do not build up in the liver tissue– they are voided. As a result, it is safe to consume in appropriate quantities.
Organic Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed is the whole seed of the flax plant (genus Linum) from which oil can be obtained. Organic flaxseed oil is produced without preservatives, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. Our certified organic flaxseed oil is a high quality source of fatty acids (particularly Omega 3's) and other essential nutrients. Fatty acids are vital for the health of skin, coat, cardiovascular, immune, reproduction, and nervous system.
Parsley is an annual herb (Petroselinum crispum). Our certified organic parsley has been grown without pesticides, preservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. Organic parsley serves as a beneficial dietary source of antioxidants, chlorophyll, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
A pear is the juicy fruit of the pear tree in the genus Pyrus. Our certified organic pears have been grown without pesticides, preservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. Organic pears provide a benficial dietary source of both potassium and fiber.
A persimmon is the edible fruit from a variety of species of trees of the genus Diospyros. Persimmons can be found growing naturally in the forests of many countries including the United States and are a favorite fruit of many animals that forage in the wild for their food. Our certified organic persimmons have been grown without pesticides, preservatives, or synthetic fertilizers. This fruit is a good nutritional source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, carotenoids, and dietary fiber.
Organic Raw Ground Chicken Bone
Organic raw chicken bone comes from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken that have been fed only organic grains and were never given antibiotics, hormones, or drugs. Organic bone is an excellent source of minerals, essential fatty acids, proteins, and enzymes, and has always been important part of a dog and cat’s natural diet. Bone contains calcium and phosphorus in the correct ratio and is the most bio-available source. It is also a significant source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin, naturally occurring compounds associated with joint health.
Organic yogurt is comprised of Organic Grade A Pasteurized Milk, Organic Nonfat Milk, Fructan, Pectin, and Live and Active Yogurt Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei). The milk products in this yogurt are from organically-raised dairy cows, which are not given hormones or antibiotics and graze on organic feeds and grasses. Our certified organic yogurt is a very good source of calcium, phosphorous, riboflavin-vitamin B2 and iodine. It is also a beneficial source of vitamin B12, pantothenic acid-vitamin B5, zinc, potassium, and protein.