Ingredient Database:
turkey meal

Best available AAFCO definition: "Poultry meal" is the dry rendered product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of poultry or a combination thereof, exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.It shall be suitable for use in animal food. If it bears a name descriptive of its kind, it must correspond thereto.

Simple Definition: Rendered (cooked down & dried) turkey. Flesh, skin, and bone are allowed only: no feathers, heads, feet, entrails, etc.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Animal Protein: This is a protein-based ingredient from an animal source: the main requirement in a carnivore diet.
Dry Meat Meal: This ingredient has had its water content removed, thus there is a lot of it packed into the food. Unlike wet weighed meats, you can be confident that it belongs at its current place on an ingredients list. As a downside however, it has been more heavily processed.

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