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Ingredient Highlight: ALFALFA

alfalfa-sproutsThere are many benefits of using 100% all-natural ingredients and made in the USA ingredients in dog treats and cat treats. Today, we highlight power-packed ALFALFA, used in combination with lean beef, chicken and liver in our low-fat and 12-calorie Barksters® Krisps.

History: Although the word alfalfa comes from an Arabic phrase that is translated the “father of all foods,” it’s not just grown in Arabic countries, but widely harvested across the USA and around the globe. This leafy green plant is part of the legume family, and is frequently used for everything from livestock feed to a power-packed whole food supplement. Surprising to many, Alfalfa is a very high source of protein and this plant offers an extensive root system that soaks up large amounts of nutrients from the soil.

Nutritional Benefits: Not only is alfalfa very high in protein, but it also contains many vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B, D, E, K, C, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and iron. Alfalfa is about 25% protein and is therefore an excellent source of amino acids and a vital source of chlorophyll. It is believed to help relieve the pain and stiffness of arthritis and can potentially reduce cholesterol levels. Alfalfa also aids in digestion – as it promotes the liver’s ability to function as a detoxifier, breaking down and releasing toxins. Alfalfa often offers a natural ability to freshen your pet’s breath, which is greatly appreciated by pet-parents. It can also add benefits that help pets more prone to urinary issues and chronic UTI’s. 100% all-natural USA-sourced Alfalfa is a very healthy nutrient that would be a great addition to any pet treat.