Ingredient Database:
russet potato

Best available AAFCO definition: none exists, the AAFCO only defines "potato product".

Simple Definition: No AAFCO definition exists. Potatoes are the whole starchy tubers of the plant (Solanum tuberosum).

Russet is simply one variety of potato. It is the most common type grown in Idaho, Prince Edward Island (Canada), and New Brunswick (Canada).

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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.

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