Also known as Celery cabbage, Napa cabbage is a type of chinese cabbage that comes from China. It is used a lot in Asian culinary dishes.
It is often eaten raw as a wrap for pork or oysters or dipped in gochunjang. The outer leaves are also used in soups.
So if we can eat it, can guinea pigs eat Napa Cabbage?
Lets take a look at its nutritional data to find out a bit more about it.
Lets take a closer look at their fat, acidic, sugar, phosphorus, and calcium content
A good amount of vitamin a and c would also be a good bonus for our guinea pigs.
Energy 68 kJ (16 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.2 g
– Dietary fiber 1.2 g
Fat 0.2 g
Protein 1.2 g
Vitamin C 27 mg (33%)
Calcium 77 mg (8%)
Iron 0.31 mg (2%)
Magnesium 13 mg (4%)
Sodium 9 mg (1%)
As you can see napa cabbage does contain a hint of fat and some calcium which is a shame as its vitamin c content is very good.
Taking the above into account, guinea pigs can eat Napa cabbage, but only twice or three times weekly but its vitamin c content makes it a great addition to a guinea pig’s diet. Try it out.