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Dog food and feeding => Dog foods => Topic started by: Rachael on May 22, 2017, 18:57

Title: Rye v Barley
Post by: Rachael on May 22, 2017, 18:57
You mention that rye has 'a nutritional profile fairly similar to that of barley'... why is Barley rated as medium and Rye rated as High quality?

Thanks!
Rachael
Title: Re: Rye v Barley
Post by: Meg on May 22, 2017, 23:13
Yes you are right; as the profiles are fairly similar. Yet rye appears to rank higher than barley nutritionally and this is reflected in the ratings.

 Thus rye is a  "High quality ingredient with abundant beneficial nutrients" and barley is a "Medium quality ingredient - nutritionally adequate and unlikely to cause any problems".

If you would like to read more about these grain comparisons there are some helpful links here :

https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/dog-food-ingredients/0118/rye (https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/dog-food-ingredients/0118/rye)
https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/dog-food-ingredients/0045/barley (https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/dog-food-ingredients/0045/barley)

Title: Re: Rye v Barley
Post by: Meg on May 22, 2017, 23:32
For further interesting reading about nutritional comparisons of barley and rye.....

Here are links which may be helpful:
https://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/family-nutrition/grains/best-grains-how-they-rank (https://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/family-nutrition/grains/best-grains-how-they-rank)

http://uk.businessinsider.com/grains-with-the-most-nutrition-2017-4/#no-14-wild-rice-1 (http://uk.businessinsider.com/grains-with-the-most-nutrition-2017-4/#no-14-wild-rice-1)

The following quote is from the website
https://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/the-11-healthiest-whole-grains-you-should-be-eating (https://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/the-11-healthiest-whole-grains-you-should-be-eating)  regarding whole rye compared to other whole grains. Viz.

"
Whole Rye
According to nutritional research from the nonprofit The Organic Center, rye has more nutrients per 100-calorie serving than any other whole grain.
"

Title: Re: Rye v Barley
Post by: Dottie on May 23, 2017, 08:27
Have just done a search on the Dog Food Directory and there are no products that contain rye. As it has a 'high nutritional profile', I am wondering why it isn't used.