I contacted a Hill's Science Diet consultant with consumer affairs about why they include corn in their food and the purpose of it (as I was curious).. and their response was interesting..
She also attached a pdf file about corn and its nutritional value and why it's not a filler as people claim. I found it pretty interesting and just wanted to share. If you're interested in the attached file just let me know and I'll email it to you.
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The ground corn we use is the entire kernel that has been milled and
ground consistently to the size of ground coffee. It provides an
excellent source of protein, fat and carbohydrate. In this form it has been
shown to be very digestible. The processed corn we use is more digestible
than the fresh corn we humans normally eat. Cereal protein when mixed
with animal protein or supplemented with certain amino acids is just as
good as meat protein. Vegetable fats such as that found in ground corn
are an excellent source of unsaturated fatty acids.
Please find additional information on corn attached for your review.
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