Lolo’s Corner – The Power of Peas!
Hey everybody! Lolo here, and I’ve been doing research in to the ingredients of my new favorite Wet Noses treat – Grain-Free Peas & Carrots! Instead of using rye flour like many of Wet Noses’ treats, Peas & Carrots (Berry Blast and Crunchy Kale too!) use pea flour so that even my friends with grain allergies can enjoy them! But peas aren’t just a great alternative to traditional grains – this modest legume contains a number of nutritional benefits, and is also used in sustainable organic farming. Not bad for such a small thing!
As pet parents are becoming more and more concerned with the quality and nutritional value of what they feed their pets, grain-free options are becoming very sought after. Wet Noses partners with USA pea growers to source and use the highest-quality peas in our grain-free flavors. Wet Noses Berry Blast, Crunchy Kale and Peas & Carrots are the three most recent additions to our product line, and they are rocketing up our top sellers list!
As peas have become more and more popular in recent months, studies on their health benefits have become more readily available. Benefits are many and utilization peas ever increasing, but we’ll try to keep it short and sweet.
- Peas are a great source of nutrients like iron, Vitamins B & K, potassium and magnesium.
- Peas contain a higher level of protein that many grains and are a good source of essential amino acids.
- Peas contain a high concentration of fiber, helping your dog feel full longer and curb appetite.
- Peas are also a great source of phosphorus, which can help maintain blood, bone and muscle health for dogs of all ages.
- Peas also are packed with phytonutrients (that one’s a doozy) containing antioxidants, polyphenols and glutathione.
Uses in sustainable farming
A cornerstone of organic & sustainable farming practices are the use of plants that can add vital nutrients to the soil without having to turn to artificial enhancers. Organic farmers use peas to act as a cover crop to enhance the soil and also as a smother crop during growing seasons.
As a cover crop, peas are classified as a nitrogen gatherer, which will introduce vital nitrogen and increase nitrate level in the soil when cut down and tilled into the soil.
As a smother crop, peas can be used during the growing season to smother weeds and turn areas weedy areas into a nutrient producing area.
Peas should definitely not be overlooked in your pet’s diet, and are a great alternative to traditional grains for any pet with a grain allergy or aversion!
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