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Natural Can Recipes With No Artificial Binders

 

At Ziwi, we serve more than food. We serve a taste of our life here in New Zealand.

This is where we find our ingredients, and our inspiration. We also strive to uncomplicate the science of pet nutrition.

Over the past several years, we've had numerous requests from consumers to create a canned product free from nitrates, BPA, tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP), carrageenan, agar agar and other artificial binders.

Our new canned recipes answer those calls and are crafted from a short list of ingredients. Take a look and compare it to other brands.

You'll notice a real difference and we're sure your pet will too.

 

Removed all artificial binders such as TSPP, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan and Agar

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Artificial binders are just that, artificial, and not essential from a nutritional point of view
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They have also been linked as a contributing factor to pet health issues
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Ziwi has made a conscious decision to remove ALL artificial binders from our canned foods

Increased our meat content to 92% for Dogs and 93% for Cats

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All Ziwi canned products contain over 92% New Zealand Meat/Fish, Organs, Bone & Green Lipped Mussels
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A high protein diet, rich in meat is what pets need to thrive

Chickpea is now added as a natural meat binder

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Ziwi's high meat content releases moisture during the canning process
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An ingredient must be added to hold the moisture and meat together
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Ziwi now uses only natural chickpea to bind that free moisture and meat
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The chickpea has also been kept to a minimum, ie average of 5% on an as-fed basis

Why Chickpea?

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Ziwi tested a range of options, but in the end chickpea was the obvious choice
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Chickpea has high natural binding and absorbency properties
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Chickpea also adds fiber which aids digestion

Our food now looks different

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High meat content cans without artificial ingredients lose colour when canned - it's natural!
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Ziwi's new can recipes contain no nitrates or colouring enhancers and have a natural colour
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Artificial binders such as agar and carrageenan create the gel often seen on top of many petfood cans
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Chickpea doesn’t make a gel as it absorbs moisture
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Ziwi's new recipes do not have a gel as seen in our old recipes and in many other petfood cans

Taurine, and why it’s not on our ingredients list

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Taurine is a type of amino acid which is essential in a cat's daily diet
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Taurine is naturally present in muscle meat and organs like heart, kidney, liver and seafood
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Ziwi's high meat recipes mean we do not have to add any additional Taurine as there is already more than enough coming from these natural ingredients
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