John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

Monge Fruits Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Monge Fruits wet cat food is made up of 12 recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

This range of food lists the first ingredient as animal protein — meat and fish variants.  What makes this food interesting is the focus on a variety of fruits as core ingredients.

  • Very high in protein
  • First ingredient listed as fish and meat
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Low in fat
  • Rich in moisture
  • More expensive than some other foods
  • Not complete and balanced to AAFCO nutritional guidelines

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating. Although this food doesn’t meet any AAFCO nutrient profiles, it is a complete food for adult cats based on the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF) nutrient guidelines.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Monge Fruit Tuna with Pineapple 5 U
Monge Fruit Tuna with Kiwi 5 U
Monge Fruit Tuna with Fruit 5 U
Monge Fruit Tuna with Apple 5 U
Monge Fruit Kitten Tuna with Aloe 5 U
Monge Fruit Kitten Chicken with Aloe 5 U
Monge Fruit Chicken with Pineapple 5 U
Monge Fruit Chicken with Papa 5 U
Monge Fruit Chicken with Kiwi 5 U
Monge Fruit Chicken with Fruit 5 U
Monge Fruit Chicken with Apple 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Monge Fruit Tuna with Pineapple recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Monge Fruit Tuna with Pineapple recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Skipjack tuna (katsuwonus pelamis), pineapple, rice, f.o.s. (fructooligosaccharides).

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is Skipjack tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. 1

The second ingredient is pineapple. Most fruits can be considered a reasonable source of digestible carbohydrates. And they can also provide dietary fiber as well as plant-based vitamins and minerals. 

However, aside from their caloric energy content, fruits are typically of only modest nutritional value to a cat.

The third ingredient is rice. Is this whole grain rice, brown rice or white rice? Since the word “rice” doesn’t tell us much, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this item.

The fourth ingredient is fructooligosaccharides. Fructooligosaccharides are included here as a prebiotic. Prebiotics support the growth of healthy bacteria in the large intestine and deliver digestive health benefits

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Monge Fruit Tuna with Pineapple recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 72.2%, a fat level of 2.8% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 17%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 72.2% and a below-average fat level of 2.8%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 17% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 4%.

This means this Monge Fruits range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and lower than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food provides very high protein levels, whilst keeping carbohydrates low.  Low in fat and rich in moisture, this food offers a very good diet option.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Monge Fruits cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Monge cat food has not had a product recall.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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Monge was founded in Italy in 1963 and has a pet food factory in Monasterolo di Savigliano, in the Italian province of Cuneo.

The company exports to more than 90 countries around the world.

Monge has a production and logistics facility at its main site in northern Italy and as it is part of the European Union the company follows the FEDIAF directives rather than AAFCO.


1: [1. Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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