Ingredient Database:
sugar beet

Simple Definition: A high-sugar vegetable root

Our Comments:

Sugar beets can be broken down to an average of:
14% sugar (sucrose)
3.7% molasses (48% sucrose)
5.5% pulp (fiber)
76.8% water

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Vegetable: This is not a natural part of a ferret's diet, and may not be not well digested. A small amount of vegetables is typically needed to bind meat together in kibble, and vegetables are sometimes used to provide needed vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, vegetables are often added in larger amounts as 'filler' to reduce the ingredients cost for the manufacturer, so watch out for how high up on the ingredients list they appear.
Sweetener: This ingredient has a high simple sugar content, and little to no nutritional value. Sugar is very dangerous for ferrets to regularly consume in high amounts (it may cause insulinoma).

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---This page was last updated on September 21, 2013 by fuzzfuzz. [change log]