Resistant starch as related to companion animal nutrition.

  title={Resistant starch as related to companion animal nutrition.},
  author={Julie K. Spears and George C. Fahey},
  journal={Journal of AOAC International},
  volume={87 3},
Companion animal diets may contain up to 50% starch, derived from cereal grains. The amount of resistant starch (RS) in an ingredient depends on the origin and form of the ingredient and on the processing conditions to which the ingredient has been exposed. Extrusion has proven to be a means of optimizing utilization of starch by companion animals. Although the RS fraction of starch typically decreases by extrusion, retrogradation can result in increased concentrations of this fraction. Limited… CONTINUE READING