Fiddlehead ferns or greens are the furled fronds of a young fern that has been harvested as a vegetable.
They have been part of diets throughout much of Northern France, Asia and native America for centuries.
Fiddleheads have been part of traditional diets in much of Northern France since the beginning of the Middle Ages, Asia as well as among Native Americans for centuries.
So can guinea pigs eat fiddleheads and if they can how much of them can be eaten?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their fat, sugar, calcium phosphorus, and acidic content is most pertinent to guinea pigs.
Amount Per 100 grams
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 370 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Protein 4.6 g 9%
Vitamin A 72%
Vitamin C 44%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
As you can see fiddlehead ferns contain a hint of calcium and fat but do contain a very good amount of vitamin c.
With this data in mind, fiddlehead ferns can be eaten 3-4 times a week and a great vegetable for guinea pigs to eat and a terrific addition to their diet.