can guinea pigs eat japanese mustard spinach

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Japanese Mustard Spinach?

Also known as komtsuna, Japanese mustard spinach is a leaf vegetable that is grown commercially in Japan and Taiwan.

It’s leaves can be eaten at any stage of their growth and it is often eaten stir fried, pickled, or added to soups or fresh salads

So can guinea pigs eat japanese mustard spinach and if they can 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 acidic, fat, sugar, phosphorus, and calcium content

food info and image source wikipedia

Mustard spinach, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 92 kJ (22 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.9 g
– Dietary fiber 2.8 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 2.2 g
Vitamin A equiv. 495 μg (62%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.068 mg (6%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.093 mg (8%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.678 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.178 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.153 mg (12%)
Folate (vit. B9) 159 μg (40%)
Vitamin C 130 mg (157%)
Calcium 210 mg (21%)
Iron 1.5 mg (12%)
Magnesium 11 mg (3%)
Manganese 0.407 mg (19%)
Phosphorus 28 mg (4%)
Potassium 449 mg (10%)
Sodium 21 mg (1%)
Zinc 0.17 mg (2%)

as you can see Japanese mustard spinach has a little phosphorus, has a hint of fat, a large mount of calcium, and is quite acidic. However it’s vitamin c content is immense.

Because of its calcium content, it is not the best vegetable for guinea pigs to eat, which is a shame because of its vitamin c content.

It is okay for them to nibble on but not for feeding regularly because of the calcium content.

They can only eat it raw as well and not cooked in any way.

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