There are 500 million CFU of probiotics applied to Nutrience Natural and Grain Free formulas. What are the health benefits of probiotics and how do we ensure these living organisms aren’t killed off during the cooking process?December 16, 2014
Probiotics are live organisms and are sensitive to heat, so the method of applying them to food is critical. Typical extrusion processes, extrusion being a cooking method, involve high heat which can kill these microorganisms. However, Nutrience has invested in an innovative, post-extrusion spray system, allowing application of the probiotics to the kibble after extrusion, keeping the organisms alive. Probiotics are applied at a quantity estimated to give the guaranteed levels for the duration of the shelf life.