Dried seaweed is another name for the japanese food Nori.
Often called Laver in English speaking countries ithas grown in popularity with the growth in popularity of sushi.
It is different from dried seaweed that is found in Chinese food, which is actually fried green cabbage. So if you have arrived at this post looking for that particular food, then check out ‘can guinea pigs eat green cabbage?’
Lets take a look at the nutritional data and find out.
Energy 35 kcal (150 kJ)
Carbohydrates 5.11 g
– Dietary fiber 0.3 g
Fat 0.28 g
Protein 5.81 g
Water 85.03 g
Vitamin A equiv. 260 μg (33%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.098 mg (9%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.446 mg (37%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 1.470 mg (10%)
Folate (vit. B9) 146 μg (37%)
Vitamin B12 0.000 μg (0%)
Vitamin C 39.0 mg (47%)
Vitamin D 0 μg (0%)
Vitamin E 1.00 mg (7%)
Vitamin K 4.0 μg (4%)
Calcium 70 mg (7%)
Iron 1.80 mg (14%)
Magnesium 2 mg (1%)
Phosphorus 58 mg (8%)
Potassium 356 mg (8%)
Sodium 48 mg (3%)
Zinc 1.05 mg (11%)
As per usual, we’re looking for low levels of phosphorus, calcium, sugar, fat, and oxelate acid.
As you can see it has a moderate amount of phosphorus and calcium and a low amount of fat.
It does also have a very good amount of vitamin c which is absolutely fantastic for guinea pigs.
Going on this information, guinea pigs can eat dried seaweed and it can be fed to them one to two times a week because of its phosphorus and calcium content. However it is a great food for them to have.