can guinea pigs eat american persimmons

Can Guinea Pigs Eat American Persimmons?

American Persimmons, or just plain old ‘Persimmmons’ if you live in USA, come from the Eastern United States and are traditionally eaten in a special steamed pudding in the Midwest of USA.

They are different from Japanese persimmons because it us higher in vitamin c, calcium, iron and potassium which is a good and bad thing for piggies.

But can guinea pigs eat American Persimmons, and if they can eat them, how much of them can they eat?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out a bit more about them.

In particular, we’re interested in their fat, sugar, phosphorus, acidic, and calcium content.

A good amount of vitamin a and c would also be incredibly beneficial.

Energy 531 kJ (127 kcal)
Carbohydrates 33.5 g
– Sugars n/a
– Dietary fiber n/a
Fat 0.4 g
Protein 0.8 g
Vitamin C 66 mg (80%)
Calcium 27 mg (3%)
Iron 2.5 mg (19%)
Phosphorus 26 mg (4%)
Potassium 310 mg (7%)
Sodium 1 mg (0%)

source wikipedia

As you can see American persimmons have a hint of calcium and phosphorus, but have a huge amount of vitamin c which makes them fantastic for guinea pigs.

Because of this guinea pigs can eat American persimmons 3-4 times a weeks. They are great for guinea pigs to have and a terrific addition to heir diet.

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