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Unformatted text preview: Discussion In order to produce a vegetarian dog food that would provide the dog with the proper amount of nutrients, a protein : carbohydrate ratio of 0.30 had to be calculated using the measured values reported in Table 1. (To produce the vegetarian dog food, the protein: carbohydrate ratio of 0.30 had to be calculated.) According to the calculations, the beans are high in protein whereas the corn has a high amount of carbohydrate. Therefore our recipe uses corn as the main source of carbohydrate which is convenient because of its low price. Great Northern beans were chosen as the second ingredient due to a combination of low price and high carbohydrate to protein ratio, which complements the corn. In calculating the recipe, there were three possible combinations of ingredients. Corn had to be used since it was the only seed with a protein to carbohydrate ratio less than 0.30. Figure 1 used since it was the only seed with a protein to carbohydrate ratio less than 0....
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