can guinea pigs eat rapini

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Rapini?

Known as a cruciferous vegetable, rapini is known for its bitter taste and is very much associated with Southern Italian cuisine.

It has edible leaves, buds and stems that we can eat.

So if we can eat them, can guinea pigs eat Rapini and if so how much of it can they eat?

food info and image source wikipedia

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

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 33 mg 1%
Potassium 196 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g 0%
Dietary fiber 2.7 g 10%
Sugar 0.4 g
Protein 3.2 g 6%
Vitamin A 52%
Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 10%
Iron 11%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 5%

As you can see rapini contains some calcium, and a hint of fat, however it does contain a very good amount of vitamin c.

This means that guinea pigs can eat rapini but only one to two times a week because of its calcium content.

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