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Azoo 9 in 1 Color Enhance Pellet Ingredients Analysis

Written by Kmuda. Posted in 3 Star Foods

Azoo 9 in 1 Enhance Color

 

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein

min. 40.0%

Crude Fat

min. 5.0%

Crude Fiber

max. 7.0%

Moisture

max. 7.0%

 

 Azoo 9 in 1 Color Enhance Pellet Ingredients:

White Fish Meal, Krill Meal, Spirulina, Carrot, PSB, Embryo Powder, Yeast Powder, Wheat Flour, Glucan, Multivitamins.

9 in 1 Arowana Sticks Ingredients Analysis

Primary ingredient is White Fish meal. White Fish Meal is comprised of pollock, hoki, hake, blue whiting, and cod. With a protein content of between 60% and 65%, it is a generally a higher quality product than generic fish meal. Despite being a named fish, absent the word “Whole” potentially indicates the meal is comprised of the leftovers (scales, skin, bones, internal organs) deemed unsuitable for human consumption. We have no way of measuring the quality of the meal being used. The source of Azoo fish meal is unknown. As a result, the quality, subsequent nutritional value, and protein content, are questionable.

Krill Meal is a preferred protein high in protein, omega 3 oils, and Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant and red color enhancing carotenoid.

Spirulina is sometimes called “The Most Nutritious Food on the Planet”. Rich in raw protein and seven major vitamins: A1, B1, B2, B6, B12 (one of the best natural sources for B12, although the bioavailability of its B12 is in dispute by many researchers), C and E. It naturally contains beta-carotene, color enhancing pigments, and a whole range of minerals. In addition, Spirulina has 62% amino acid content and contains all essential fatty acids and eight amino acids required for complete nutrition. t is easily digested due to the fact that Spirulina cells do not have cellulose walls.

PSB is an unknown ingredient, as is “Embryo Powder”. We’ll assume something has been lost in translation.

Even with the fish meal in use being an unknown entity combined with the unknown actual quantities of Spirulina and carrots, sufficient confidence exists in the preferred protein content of this food.

It is not know if this food contains Ethoxyquin, “artificial colors”, and/or Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (synthetic vitamin K.) . However, absent a manufactures statement that these products are not used, we must assume they are.

Oscarfish.Com Rating: 3 Star

The likely existence of Ethoxyquin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite, and Artifical colors, in addition to unknown quality of the primary fish meal used as well as questions related to the actual ratio of preferred plant proteins, prevents any higher a rating. However, confidence in preferred protein content, including use of preferred plant proteins, justifies a 3 star rating, pending discovery of the ingredient PSB. This could easily be a 4 star food if additional details can be obtained pertaining to the quality of fish meal in use.

Understanding Oscarfish.Com Ratings:

This review is an attempt to analyze the ingredients, rating them from 1 (worst) to 6 (best) in an effort to judge quality based upon three simple criteria.

  1. Absence of toxic, potentially toxic, and controversial ingredients
  2. Aquatic Animal protein and Preferred Plant Proteins as the primary protein sources
  3. A fully nutritious food to include necessary vitamins and minerals with natural sources of vitamins and minerals being preferred.

These basic concepts apply:

  • Any food that utilizes Ethoxyquin, BHA, or BHT as preservatives, cannot rate higher than a 4 star food.
  • Use of artificial colors prevents rating higher than a 4 star food.
  • Any food that utilizes Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (Synthetic Vitamin K, aka K3) cannot rate higher than a 5 star food.
  • Inclusion of the “Whole Fish”, or “Whole Krill” (in meal form or not) is preferred over fish meal or krill meal.
  • In order to achieve a 5 or 6 star rating, the quality of the meal must be known.
  • In order to achieve a 6 star rating, the “Whole Fish’ (or whole animal) must be used, either in meal form or in sufficient quantities outside of meal form.
  • Inclusion of sufficient quantities of preferred plant proteins is a bonus with sufficient Spirulina content being a significant bonus.
  • Use of prebiotics or probiotics is a bonus