Ash is defined as the portion of inorganic material that remains after the food is burned at extremely high temperatures. It is created when a feed sample is heated in a furnace at a temperature of 500-600⁰C. Water and organic material (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) are vaporized and only minerals are left. The remaining product is measured to determine the percent ash.
What this really means is that what remains is the copper, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, and other essential minerals that are left over. The amount of ash in each product varies depending on the quality of raw material and the ingredients used. Sometimes, companies need to supplement some of these minerals because the companies cannot provide all that is necessary for an animal with the raw ingredients used. Nature’s Logic uses the right proportions of ingredients to get enough ash content in the food without adding additional synthetic minerals. In addition, the minerals in Nature’s Logic foods are readily available and easily digestible so your dog or cat gets all that it needs each meal.