Freshly Prepared is a term used to describe the human grade quality raw and
fresh meats used in many of your dry pet food recipes.
A unique cooking technology trademarked as “Freshtrusion” is used to cook the meats at a low temperature and low pressure.
This unique cooking process means that there is a higher nutrient bio-availability
when fed to pets, with a more natural aroma and taste for an enjoyable, healthy
and nutritious meal time.
The Freshly Prepared ingredients have other fantastic advantages including
digestibility levels above 90% which is a better experience for both the pet and owner alike!!
WHY DOES FRESHLY PREPARED INCREASE DIGESTIBILITY?
Freshly prepared meats are gently cooked at 90c. This gentle cooking process
protects the nutrients therefore allowing the pet to have optimal nutrient
bio-availability. Gently cooking the food means nutrients, such as proteins, stay
intact rather than them being denatured when subject to extremely high cooking
temperatures. This means more proteins are readily available and can be easily
digested resulting in less waste.
WHAT IS BIO-AVAILABILITY AND WHY IS IT GOOD FOR A PET?
Nutrient bio-availability is the amount of nutrients which are absorbed and used within the pet’s body. These nutrients will then be carried to the relevant tissues and be made available for their specific use. Feeding high quality & highly digestible foods mean the body has more utilisable nutrients.
WHY IS THERE SENSORY ACCEPTANCE OF FRESHLY PREPARED KIBBLES?
Pet preference differs dependant on the individual pet. Sensory properties include aroma, texture and flavour. Freshly prepared meat has shown to reduce any bitter taste in extruded pet food compare to when only dried meats are used (Koppel et al., 2014). Fresh ingredients are naturally more palatable and attractive to the pet. Pets prefer the taste as it much more closely represents their natural diet.
HOW DO FRESHLY PREPARED PRODUCTS OFFER BETTER HEALTH & WELLBEING?
Pets would naturally feed on fresh food including meat. Using freshly prepared ingredients in dried pet food provides high level of nutrients and antioxidants which helps to support everyday health and well-being of pets.
BENEFITS OF FRESHTRUSION
Higher nutrient bio-availability
Improved sensory acceptance
Reduced levels of spoilage & micro organism bio-markers that are associated with off flavours, rancidity or even toxicity.
Better health and well-being through superior quality and nutrition
Better density of kibble
Low temperature/ low pressure cooking providing a fuller flavour.
WHY IS THE FLAVOUR FULLER ON LOW PRESSURE COOKING?
Using lower pressure cooking means that the nutrients are not as denatured compare to when high pressure cooking is used. This allows to the food to retain is full flavour and provide a highly nutritious food for pets.