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The Chemistry of Kibble

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on 9 October 2013

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The Chemistry of Kibble
By: Trey Weston & Apoorva Mangipudi

Intro:
Do you know what goes on behind the scenes of cat and dog food?
What is your cat or dog eating?
How is kibble made?
These are all very good questions and questions that many people do not know the answer to, but indeed does affect their pets and their own lives!
AFB
"To meet nutritional requirements, pet food manufacturers blend animal fats and meals with soy and wheat grains and vitamins and minerals." This is made into flavor coatings which are put onto dry kibble.
Nutritional value
"Thirty-six common American protein products were ranked by overall value. Points were awarded for vitamins, calcium, and trace minerals and subtracted for added corn syrup and saturated fats." "It [Alpo Dog food] scored 30 points, besting salami and pork sausage, fried chicken, shrimp, ham, sirloin steak, McDonald's hamburgers, peanut butter, pure beef hotdogs, Spam, bacon, and bologna."
Why this is important to you.
In WWII cereal based food became popular over canned meat. They were more convinient, smelled better, and definitely less messy. Then came the movement of little pet "biscuits".
Fun Facts
Whats in it?
AFB Intn'l is a company that specializes in the making and chemistry of kibble. They make flavor coatings for dry dog food.
Located in MO, AFBI helps kibble companies make their product more attractive to the pets and owners.
Article: THE BILLION-DOLLAR, CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE OF CONVINCING DOGS AND CATS TO EAT WHAT'S IN FRONT OF THEM by Mary Roach
Most People have pets in their lives that they love and care about. The ingredients and chemistry that goes into the food their pet eats is essential so that the owner feels as though the pet is getting all of the proper nutrients to be healthy.
In 1973, the Center of Science in the Public Interest or CSPI published a booklet called the 'Food Scorecard'.
the end.
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