Beef tripe is the edible lining of the cow’s first or second stomach. Tripe is low in calories but packed with protein and various important nutrients including Vitamin B12, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. It is most valued, however, for its unique smell which dramatically increases the palatability factor and prompts the food drive in dogs.
Chicken liver is a valuable organ meat. Organ meats contain more essential nutrients than lean muscle meat and are rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, as well as minerals like copper, iron, phosphorus, selenium and zinc.
Quinoa is a gluten-free edible seed packed with vitamins and minerals which support a healthy, shiny coat, strong teeth, nails and bones. The nutrients in quinoa help support metabolism, blood sugar levels, brain function and boost energy for daily activities. Quinoa a good source of insoluble fiber for healthy digestion and is a source of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid. The tiny seeds contain antioxidant flavonoids quercetin, and kaempferol, the B-vitamins riboflavin and folate and minerals such as magnesium and iron.
Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, high in fiber and protein, are an abundant source of the following essential nutrients: Vitamin K, folate, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese, choline, iron, Vitamin B6, vitamin C, and magnesium. Chickpeas are low in sodium and high in potassium, promoting cardiovascular health. The fiber-rich beans contain selenium which aids in liver detoxification. They also contain folate and saponins, as well as antioxidants which help prevent cancer.
Carrots are an excellent source of fiber, beta-carotene, and potassium. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which metabolizes into Vitamins A which helps aid vision and gives immune system support. This popular orange root vegetable is also rich in Vitamin K and B6 which are good for bone health and the conversion of food into energy.
Pumpkin seeds are the flat, oval, edible seeds of the pumpkin. Besides being loaded with beta-carotene, Vitamins C, E, zinc, potassium and magnesium, they also contain the amino acid cucurbitin, which works to paralyze and eliminate parasites from your dog’s digestive tract. In addition, they have omega fatty acids which are essential for healthy skin, flexible joints, and heart health.