As a winter vegetable, the Savoy cabbage is tended to be used I a ll kinds of culinary situations.
It is quite a heavy vegetable for its size and has unblemished leaves that have a bright and fresh look
So can guinea pigs eat savoy cabbage and if they can eat them, how much of them can be eaten.
Lets take a look as usual at the nutritional data and dig a little deeper.
In particular, their acidic, sugar, fat, calcium, and phosphorus content are of particular interest.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 113 kJ (27 kcal)
Carbohydrates 6.1 g
– Sugars 2.27 g
– Dietary fiber 3.1 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A equiv. 50 μg (6%)
– beta-carotene 600 μg (6%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin 77 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.07 mg (6%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.03 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.3 mg (2%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.187 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.19 mg (15%)
Folate (vit. B9) 80 μg (20%)
Choline 12.3 mg (3%)
Vitamin C 31 mg (37%)
Vitamin E 0.17 mg (1%)
Vitamin K 68.8 μg (66%)
Calcium 35 mg (4%)
Iron 0.4 mg (3%)
Magnesium 28 mg (8%)
Manganese 0.18 mg (9%)
Phosphorus 42 mg (6%)
Potassium 230 mg (5%)
Zinc 0.27 mg (3%)
As you can see Savoy cabbage contains a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium, fat and sugar. They are also a little acidic.
They also contain a very good amount of vitamin c.
With that in mind Savoy cabbages can be eaten 3-4 times a week.