Holistic Choice Koi Food gives your Koi a healthy staple diet of 38% protein, fish meal based kibble along with the healthy benefits of 8 freeze dried fruits and vegetables with every feeding. A diet so unique you can see the difference! For your koi to thrive they need more than just a quality kibble, they need the vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables. A well rounded diet is important for the overall health of your koi (and yourself). Floating pellet koi food must be heated to well over 280 degrees in order to create the air pockets needed to make that food float. We all know that when ANY food is heated to that temperature the vitamins and minerals are highly depleted. The protein is there but the vitamins and minerals are gone. That is why it is so important to supplement your koi's diet with fruits and vegetables. HOLISTIC CHOICE uses ONLY "human grade" (not animal or pet grade) freeze dried fruits and vegetables that actually contain 100% of the vitamins and minerals of store bought fresh fruits and vegetables. Here is why HOLISTIC CHOICE's freeze dried fruits and vegetables contain 100% of the vitamins and minerals of store bought fresh fruits and vegetables: Store bought fruits and vegetables are at least 3 to 10 days old since they were picked in the fields. Once picked from the grower's fields fruits and vegetables start to lose their vitamins and minerals with each passing day. HOLISTIC CHOICE's fruits and vegetables are freeze dried within 16 hours of being picked !! And ALL of HOLISTIC CHOICE's fruits and vegetables are CALIFORNIA GROWN !