Posted : 9/7/2007 11:38:49 PM
I don't know how true it is, but they used to tell us that many of the vitamins and minerals were in the skin of fruits and veggies, or at the least, nearer the surface.
Remember, the entire Blue line was developed because the Blue owners dog suffered from cancer. He started researching and learning and formulating ideas, hired a vet nutritionalists, etc, etc, etc. I would think that tomatoe pomace would be a good source of fiber and likely other stuff too. That's the one ingredient that I never got a satisfactory answer on.
It's got high concentration of something in it, I forget what, that is excellent for, I think eye health. How's that for a nice educated answer
Okay... I am not trying to be a smart ass but I am a consultant by profession and I like to read between the lines....
Here are the questions that I can't figure out:
(1) If tomatoe pomace is so high in lutein and therefore good for eye health, how come we, humans, don't eat the tomatoe pomace? Why do we feed them to our dogs?
(2) Why don't other manufacturers, who use tomatoes or tomatoe powder in their formulas, use tomatoe pomace instead?
(3) If it is not a filler, or at least that NOT everyone agrees with the benefit of the ingredient (like we all agree that blueberries are awesome and don't need to be explained) why do some manufacturers who use tomatoe pomace need to explain the goodness of the ingredient like the way they explain menadione?
tomatoe pomace (source of lutein/lycopene)
menadione (source of vitamin K activity)
Don't flame me...inquiring mind wants to know.
On my ketchup bottle, it also says that it has lycopene, therefore good for my health I should probably eat more ketchup (and maybe I should squirt some to my dog's food)...lol. I am sorry, it is getting late at night and I getting tired.