What Are Groats
Groats can refer to any whole kernel of grain that has been minimally processed so as to remove its outer husk or hull, sometimes called chaff. Performadog formulations use oat groats which retains the germ and bran. They have a hearty, chewy texture and must be soaked or simmered to soften them when cooking. Being both a great source of prebiotic fibre and resistant starch makes groats a wonderful addition to any diet
Nutrition In Groats
Groats retain the high-fibre bran of the grain, which also contains protein, iron, fatty acids, and B-vitamins. They also still have the germ, which is high in polyunsaturated fats and contains vitamins and minerals. In addition, you still have the nutrition in the endosperm, which is the starchy part of the grain that is usually all that remains to be ground into flour.
Grouts also have some of the trace minerals selenium, copper, zinc, iron and manganese. They’re full both soluble and insoluble fibre. Grouts have been found to benefit heart health, lower blood pressure, and can even help prevent diabetes.
What you choose to feed your cherished pet is one of the most important decisions you can make. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of nutritional integrity and food safety, and it’s why we make every Performadog Premium Performance bag in Australia, using some of the best manufacturing systems in the world. To assure our quality, our factory, ingredients, processes and foods meet the strictest standards, and our ingredient suppliers are approved and audited by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.
Our Production and Quality Assurance Teams apply strict and rigorous standards
At all stages of production and preparation, we utilise both Good Manufacturing Principals — a worldwide system for the control and management of manufacturing and quality testing of foods, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Analysis (HACCP) — an internationally recognised and systematic preventive approach to food safety. Our fresh regional ingredients truly meet the AAFCO definition for ‘fresh” and standards.
Our quality management systems extend well beyond our factory going forward to our distributor partners and back to our ingredient suppliers, who we know and trust. All meat ingredients are approved by the Australia Government and produced exclusively from animals classified ‘fit for human consumption.’
Our fresh meats are produced within our region in dedicated, approved human grade facilities.
Our Promise Is Simple
To supply the very best dog and cat food, made with the highest standards to enhance health, longevity and the prevention of disease.