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Pet parents today are more attuned to their pets’ health. This has led to many manufacturing companies using new ingredients to keep up with the demand for humanized pet foods.   

In this article, we will discuss a legume that has been eaten and trusted by humans for years and is now making its way into the pet food industry – Fava beans.   

Vicia faba or broad beans are a type of legume. They’re light green pods known for their thick and flat seeds or beans inside. They’re in the same genus as Kidney beans, Chickpeas, Lima beans, and Navy beans.  

Dr. Greg Aldrich, PhD, and president of the Pet Food & Ingredient Technology Inc. believes that potatoes and legume seeds can serve as nutritious pet food ingredients. They provide “meaningful levels of protein, fiber, and micronutrients to a dog’s diet”.   

Let’s take a close look at the top 7 health benefits of Fava beans for pets. 

health benefits of fava beans

We owe it to our pets to provide them with the best possible diet. Addiction carefully evaluates each ingredient that goes into every bag to ensure pets’ optimum health. Learn more about our commitment to go further for pets when you visit www.addictionpet.com/our-story/  Addictionpet.com 

Sources: 
https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fava-beans.html 
https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7359-do-peas-and-potatoes-really-cause-heart-disease-in-dogs?v=preview 
https://www.petmd.com/blogs/nutritionnuggets/jcoates/2013/may/microminerals-importance-in-dog-diet-30272 
https://www.petmd.com/blogs/nutritionnuggets/jcoates/2013/aug/diets-for-dogs-with-copper-related-disease-30744#:~:text=In%20health%2C%20copper%20plays%20a,of%20red%20blood%20cell%20function. 

 

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