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    Pellet comparison & nutritional value of seeds and nuts

    This site lists most of the main pellet brands, their analysis, ingredients and preservatives.

    Well worth a read if you do feed, or are considering feeding pellet.

    www.artemisaviary.com/pellet.html

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    Nutritional values of seeds and nuts

    Nurtitional values of seeds and nuts

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    Re: Pellet comparison

    now i know what BHT means....

    Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a fat-soluble organic compound primarily used as an antioxidant food additive (E number E321). It also used as an antioxidant in cosmetics, pharmaceutical drugs, jet fuels, rubber and petroleum products, and embalming fluid.

    BHT is produced by the reaction of p-cresol with isobutylene. It was patented in 1947 and received approval of the Food and Drug Administration for use as a food additive and preservative in 1954. BHT reacts with free radicals, slowing the rate of autoxidation in food, preventing changes in the food's color, odor, and taste.

    In the chemical industry it is added to tetrahydrofuran and diethyl ether in order to inhibit the formation of dangerous organic peroxides.

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    Controversy
    Serious concerns have been raised about the use of BHT in food products. BHT is a suspected mutagen and carcinogen. There have been cases in which some individuals have had difficulty metabolizing BHT, resulting in health and behavior changes.

    BHT has been banned for use in food in Japan (195, Romania, Sweden, and Australia. The US has barred it from being used in infant foods. However some food industries have eliminated it from their products, including McDonald's as of 1986.
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    Re: Nutritional values of seeds and nuts

    On my website, we have two useful things on this topic:
    1. A printable nutrition guide to the most popular nuts and seeds folks buy for themselves and birds. It is a great resource to stick on your fridge or something like that.
    2. The exact reverse for all you analytical types - a visual guide to all the vitamins and minerals we all worry about...and what natural fruits, nuts and seeds contain them. It's a nice way to make sure that your pet is getting all bases covered.

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