Ingredient Database:
corn meal


Best available AAFCO definition: "Corn Germ Meal" is ground corn germ which consists of corn germ with other parts of the corn kernel from which part of the oil has been removed and is the product obtained in the dry milling process of manufacture of corn meal, corn grits, hominy feed and other corn products.

Simple Definition: Corn that has been ground and has its oils and moisture removed.





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.
Grain: This is a grain ingredient; it will likely be high in carbohydrates. Excessive intake of carbohydrates such as these may lead to diseases such as insulinoma in ferrets. Some people also report that grain sensitivities or allergies are common in pets.
Corn: Corn is one of the cheapest ingredients that can be added to a pet food, and as such it can often be an indicator of low quality. It is high in carbs, some people report that it is common for pets to have allergies or sensitivities to corn.





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