Kohlrabi is a small funny shaped vegetable that comes in either purple or green.
They have a taste like broccoli and its name means cabbage-turnip in German.
They can be eaten sliced or peeled or added to a salad, but can also be cooked. You can often find them in Indian food where it is commonly known as Knolkhol.
So can guinea pigs eat kohlrabi and if so how much can they eat?
Lets take a deeper look at what kohlrabi contains
Kohlrabi, raw Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 113 kJ (27 kcal) Carbohydrates 6.2 g – Sugars 2.6 g – Dietary fiber 3.6 g Fat 0.1 g Protein 1.7 g Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.05 mg (4%) Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.02 mg (2%) Niacin (vit. B3) 0.4 mg (3%) Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.165 mg (3%) Vitamin B6 0.15 mg (12%) Folate (vit. B9) 16 μg (4%) Vitamin C 62 mg (75%) Vitamin E 0.48 mg (3%) Calcium 24 mg (2%) Iron 0.4 mg (3%) Magnesium 19 mg (5%) Manganese 0.139 mg (7%) Phosphorus 46 mg (7%) Potassium 350 mg (7%) Sodium 20 mg (1%)
Link to USDA Database entry Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults. Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Can guinea pigs eat kohlrabi?
Guinea pigs can eat kohlrabi and the great thing is that it contains a lot of good vitamin c.
However it does contain a bit of fibre and sugar so every other day will suffice for the amount of time you should feed it to them.
So if you can get kohlrabi then it’s a great veggie for guinea pigs to have.
Can guinea pigs eat kohlrabi leaves?
Yes Kohlrabi leaves are absolutely fine for guinea pigs to eat.
They make a welcome addition to the meal.
Kohlrabi is great for guinea pigs to eat, however although you may be tempted to, don’t feed them too much and don’t feed it to the every day. Every other day will do nicely.