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Corn is a highly nutritious ingredient, as it provides fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. Corn also is a good source of B vitamins, including thiamine (supports nerve health), niacin (supports skin and gastrointestinal health), folate (supports cell division, blood cells), and pantothenic acid (needed for metabolism). Corn is also a good source of lutein and beta-carotene, a vitamin A precursor, needed for eye and skin health. Corn also provides other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, copper, and selenium. It is acceptable to feed corn, in moderation, to birds.
Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus. Peanuts that are exposed to extreme heat and drought before harvest and then stored in moist, humid conditions are most susceptible. All of the peanuts found in the Doctors Foster and Smith avian diets are tested by the USDA for aflatoxin. Our manufacturer goes to great lengths to also ensure proper storage conditions to prevent the growth of Aspergillus flavus.
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