OSCAR Featured Ingredient: Herb and Botanical Pack

The benefits of some our ingredients in our OSCAR enhanced dog foods

Created: 23/04/2019 Updated: 05/07/2021 - Shelley Audis-Riddell

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In a selection of our enhanced dog foods you may notice the arrival of our Herb and Botanical Pack. This consists of Alfalfa, Spinach, Broccoli, Beetroot, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Turmeric, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme and Fennel. Below you will find listed some of the recognised properties for the herbs, fruits and vegetables included.

Turmeric

A rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. Turmeric contains curcumin: a polyphenol that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Spoon full of turmeric

Spinach

Recognised as a 'superfood' it is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It contains high amounts of carotenoids, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folic acid, iron and calcium.

Bowl of spinach

Broccoli

Recognised as a 'superfood' it is a great source of Vitamins K and C, a good source of folic acid and also provides potassium and fibre.

Broccoli

Beetroot

Rich in antioxidants and also a 'superfood'. It is a rich source of Betanin (the red colour pigment), which has antioxidant properties.

Pile of fresh beetroot

Blueberry

Recognised as a 'superfood' it contains anthocyanins (the purple colour pigment), other polyphenols and various phytochemicals. It is a rich source of Vitamin C and is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

A cluster of blueberries

Pomegranate

A rich source of Vitamin C, polyphenols and anthocyanins, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Pomegranate seeds

Alfalfa

Rich in chlorophyll, carotene, protein, calcium and other minerals, vitamins from the B group, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.

Alfalfa

Parsley

A source of flavonoids and antioxidants and is a culinary herb. It can have breath freshening properties.

Fresh parsley

Oregano

Contains polyphenols, including numerous flavones. It is a culinary herb and has antioxidant properties.

Fresh oregano

Thyme

An essential oil that has antiseptic properties. It is a culinary herb and contains Vitamins C, A and K, iron, manganese and calcium.

Bunch of thyme

Fennel

Contains B vitamins and several dietary minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese. It is a culinary herb and has antioxidant properties.

Fennel

Do you need further advice?

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