Palteva P Series: Plant-Based Palatability
Simplicity and transparency are key trends in the human food and petfood markets. Limited-ingredient diets were initially developed to identify and treat food sensitivities. These diets continue to grow in popularity as consumers look for clean labels and claims for no meat byproducts, allergens, artificial flavors or colors.
Palatability of Limited Ingredient Diets
Limited-ingredient diets, by design, contain a single source of animal protein, such as salmon, lamb, turkey or duck. While they contain a simple list of ingredients, these diets present a challenge to petfood manufacturers in palatant application. Traditional chicken or pork-based palatants are not compatible with each unique protein diet. To support the claim for a single ingredient, the palatant must be based on the same ingredient. For example, a lamb-based palatant flavors a lamb diet.