Quinoa is termed one of the world’s “superfoods” which contains all nine essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body and therefore must come from foods. At Grandma Lucy's we use the finest USDA Inspected and Approved ingredients from trusted suppliers around the world. 87% of our ingredients are sourced domestically and we take great pride in supporting local restaurant suppliers in California. Our high standards and expectations will give you confidence that you are getting the best quality ingredients and products offered. To learn more about Grandma Lucy's ingredient sourcing click our ingredients map. Valor is a bold food that has risen above the rest to bring pets a diet with only the top ingredients known to be some of the healthiest in the world. Quinoa is not a new food but actually a main staple of the ancient Inca diet. The United Nations termed 2013 the official International Year of Quinoa to celebrate this “SUPERFOOD” and all of its protein and nutrient rich characteristics. All of Grandma Lucy’s foods are hand-crafted in small batches to ensure the freshest food possible. We produce all of our freeze-dried foods ourselves in our healthy food factory in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. This allows us to keep a close eye on every step of the production process to bring your pet a safe and healthy food. By blending our high-quality meat, fruits and vegetables with quinoa, Grandma Lucy’s is proud to offer this highly nutritious super-PET-food, VALOR. Grandma Lucy’s Valor Chicken Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.