can guinea pigs eat broad beans

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Broad Beans?

Broad beans belong to the legume family. They are quite hardy and will grow in most climates and soils.

They are eaten by many around the world and are grown in many gardens, allotments, and other places.

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So if we can eat them, can guinea pigs eat broad beans and of they can, how much of me can be eaten.

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data, in particular their phosphorus, calcium, sugar, fat and acidic content.

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Potassium 332 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Dietary fiber 8 g 32%
Sugar 9 g
Protein 8 g 16%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3%
Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 8%

source wikpedia

As you can see broad beans have a little amount of calcium, sugar and a hint of fat. They also contain a small amount of vitamin c.

This means that guinea pigs can eat broad beans but only twice to three times a week.

They are a decent legume for them to eat, that’s if they enjoy them?

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