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Dog food and feeding => Dog foods => Topic started 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?
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 :
For further interesting reading about nutritional comparisons of barley and rye.....
Here are links which may be helpful:
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.
According to nutritional research from the nonprofit The Organic Center, rye has more nutrients per 100-calorie serving than any other whole grain.
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.