Grape tomatoes come from the south-east of Asia. They have fruits that are small and oblong much like that of a grape shape.
They were introduced to the world market in 90s and are popular to this day.
So if we can eat them, can guinea pigs eat grape tomatoes, and if they can, how much can they eat.
As usual lets take a look at the nutritional data to dig a little deeper.
As you may know, we’re looking at the sugar, phosphorus, fats, calcium, and oxelate acids.
A healthy amount of vitamin a and c is also very beneficial.
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 5 mg 0%
Potassium 237 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.2 g 4%
Sugar 2.6 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 22%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
As you can see grape tomatoes have quite a lot of sugar, they have a bit of calcium and a tiny amount of fat.
They also have a very good amount of vitamin c in them which is great.
Because of their sugar content they should be fed to guinea pigs in moderation to ensure that they don’t have too much sugar.
Once a week should suffice. But their vitamin c is extremely good for them, so as part of a guinea pig’s balanced diet, they are terrific.