Green beans are grown all around the world.
Also known as the string bean, snap bean or ejotes in Mexico, they are well known as being a vegatable that can be grown with a little skill and care.
You can purchase them canned, frozen or just fresh.
They can be cooked in many different ways, such as steamed, boiled, baked, and stir-fried.
So can guinea pigs eat green beans and if so how much can they eat?
Lets dig a little deeper and take a look at its nutritional content.
Beans, snap, green, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 131 kJ (31 kcal)
Carbohydrates 6.97 g
– Dietary fiber 2.7 g
Fat 0.22 g
Protein 1.83 g
Vitamin A equiv. 35 μg (4%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.082 mg (7%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.104 mg (9%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.734 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.225 mg (5%)
Vitamin B6 0.141 mg (11%)
Folate (vit. B9) 33 μg (8%)
Vitamin C 12.2 mg (15%)
Vitamin K 14.4 μg (14%)
Calcium 37 mg (4%)
Iron 1.03 mg (8%)
Magnesium 25 mg (7%)
Manganese 0.216 mg (10%)
Phosphorus 38 mg (5%)
Potassium 211 mg (4%)
Zinc 0.24 mg (3%)
Fluoride 19 µg
What we are looking for is veggies that are low in calcium, sugar, fats, phosphorus and oxelate acid.
A good amount of vitamin c and vitamin a would also be helpful.
So looking at the above….
Yes, guinea pigs can eat green beans. However, they do contain amounts of phosphorus and calcium. But they do contain a healthy amount of vitamin c.
So just feed them once a week in their raw state.
Can guinea pigs eat cooked green beans?
No unfortunately, guinea pigs can’t eat any cooked foods.
Can guinea pigs eat green bean leaves?
Yes they can. They are absolutely fine for guinea pigs to eat.
Can guinea pigs eat fine green beans?
Yes they can. But only on a weekly basis. These are another name for green beans.
So guinea pigs can eat green beans, but only on weekly basis in their raw, fresh state. Do not attempt to feed them cooked though.
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