What Is It?
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is one of the most economically important species of the family Lamiaceae. Native to the Mediterranean region, the plant is now widely distributed all over the world, mainly due to its culinary, medicinal, and commercial uses including in the fragrance and food industries. Among the most important group of compounds isolated from the plant are the abietane-type phenolic diterpenes that account for most of the antioxidant and many pharmacological activities of the plant. Rosemary diterpenes have also been shown in recent years to inhibit neuronal cell death induced by a variety of agents both in vitro and in vivo.
This antioxidant effect of rosemary oil in combination with natural vitamin E is particularly useful in protecting our pet food. In the absence of antioxidants fats in the food react with oxygen and the resultant breakdown of the fats releases free radicals. Free radicals, in turn, attack more fat molecules and the food starts to lose its efficacy quite quickly. Rosemary oil, natural vitamin E and the foil packaging which is a hallmark of the Performadog range not only protect the food from degradation but effectively provide an oxygen barrier to further improve the keeping quality of the food. This means your bag of food will be as fresh as the day it was made when you first receive your delivery.
Rosemary can help protect against cancer, according to scientists at Kansas State University in the US. Adding an extract of rosemary to minced beef during cooking can reduce the heterocyclic amines (HCAs), which are mutagenic compounds that form when meat is cooked at high temperatures. HCAs are carcinogens that can increase the risk of some cancers.
An international study found that rosemary contains an active ingredient that helps combat free radical damage in the brain. Carnosic acid helps protect the brain from stroke and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
- Improve Brain Function.
- Stimulates Hair Growth.
- Help Relieve Pain.
- Repels Certain Bugs.
- Eases Stress.
- Increase Circulation.
- Help Perk You Up.
- Reduce Joint Inflammation.
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.