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Many people have different opinions on zea mays. What's yours?? And if you don't know what zea mays is, google it or look it up and a dictionary, and then check out orijen's website and come back and give us your opinion!
 

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It took me a while to find the info on the Orijen website, so I thought I'd copy it here for less patient people :p .

The Zea Mays in ORIJEN is CORN SILK which is actually classified as an herb or botanical – not a grain. Corn Silk is NOT made from grain but rather from filaments from the flowers of female corn plant. This costly botanical features Maizenic Acid as an active ingredient and is formulated in ORIJEN diets at 300mg/kg. As corn silk does not contain corn starch or corn protein it poses absolutely no risk to dogs that may have corn allergies.

Corn silk is used to treat urinary tract infections and kidney stones and is regarded as a soothing diuretic useful for any irritation of the urinary system (a common health problem in today’s companion dogs and cats). As corn silk is used as a kidney remedy and in the regulation of fluids, this herb is believed to be helpful in treating high blood pressure and water retention.

As a well known herbal remedy, corn silk is used to treat urinary conditions in countries including the United Sates, China, Haiti, Turkey, and Trinidad. Furthermore, in China, corn silk as a component in an herbal formula is used to treat diabetes.




Hmmmmm......why don't they just list it as "corn silk", then?
 

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I don't know. They should list it as corn silk. A lot of people can become confused about this.
 

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I mean, Orijen could be an evil conglomerate that is trying to kill all our dogs by hiding corn in their food but I'm doubtful of that. If you search up 'Zea Mays' almost all resources list off corn. However if you search 'Corn Silk' like Orijen says it is, most sites list it as 'Zea Mays' which in turn lists off all the same benefits as the Orijen site.

http://www.ageless.co.za/corn_silk.htm


I really have no clue why they chose to use the term Zea Mays over Corn Silk, my only guess would be to avoid a consumer seeing the word 'Corn' and rejecting the food because they don't fully understand what Corn Silk is.
 
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