can guinea pigs eat japanese persimmons

Can Guinea Pigs eat Japanese Persimmons?

We’ve already had a look at American Persimmons, but did you know that there was another type of Persimmon? Okay you did.

Japanese persimmons are very popular in and around Asia. They are sweet and slightly tangy with an occasional fibrous texture that has a crisp firm state.

It is best eaten when allowed to rest and soften slightly after harvest.

So can guinea pigs eat Japanese Persimmons, and if they can how much of them can they eat?

Lets take a look by looking closely at their nutritional data.

In particular, we’re interested in their calcium, acidic, phosphorus, fat and sugar content.
Energy 293 kJ (70 kcal)
Carbohydrates 18.59 g
– Sugars 12.53 g
– Dietary fiber 3.6 g
Fat 0.19 g
Protein 0.58 g
Vitamin A equiv. 81 μg (10%)
– beta-carotene 253 μg (2%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin 834 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.03 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.02 mg (2%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.1 mg (1%)
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg (8%)
Folate (vit. B9) 8 μg (2%)
Choline 7.6 mg (2%)
Vitamin C 7.5 mg (9%)
Vitamin E 0.73 mg (5%)
Vitamin K 2.6 μg (2%)
Calcium 8 mg (1%)
Iron 0.15 mg (1%)
Magnesium 9 mg (3%)
Manganese 0.355 mg (17%)
Phosphorus 17 mg (2%)
Potassium 161 mg (3%)
Sodium 1 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.11 mg (1%)

source wikipedia

As you can see, Japanese persimmons, have a hint of phosphorus, calcium and fat. However they are a little acidic and also contain a lot of sugar.

They contain a decent amount of vitamin c.

With this in mind guinea pigs can eat Japanese persimmons but only once a week unlike their American persimmon relative.

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