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can guinea pigs eat kai lan

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Kai Lan?

Also known as Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale, Kai-lan is a leaf vegetable that has thick, flat, glossy, blue-green elves that have thick stems and tiny flower heads much like broccoli.

It is eaten in Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Cantonese cuisine and is often eaten stir fried, boiled, steamed and with ginger, oyster sauce, or garlic.

So can guinea pigs eat kai lan and if they can how much of them can they eat?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, fat, calcium, sugar and phosphorus content is most pertinent to guinea pigs.

image wikipedia

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 7 mg 0%
Potassium 261 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8 g 1%
Dietary fiber 2.5 g 10%
Sugar 0.8 g
Protein 1.1 g 2%
Vitamin A 32%
Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 10%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 4%

Source google

As you can see Kai-lan contains quite a lot of calcium and a hint of fat.

So guinea pigs can eat Kai-lan, but only once a week due it’s calcium content. It does also contain a very nice amount of vitamin c which is great as far as guinea pigs are concerned.