can guinea pigs eat red currants

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Red Currants?

Red Currants are grown in different parts of western Europe such as Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, northern Italy, northern Spain, Portugal and Poland.

They are cultivated for for jams and often served raw or as a simple accompaniment in salads, garnishes, or drinks.

So if we can eat them, can guinea pigs eat red currants, 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 acidic, phosphorus, sugar, fat, and calcium content.

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Energy 234 kJ (56 kcal)
Carbohydrates 13.8 g
– Sugars 7.37 g
– Dietary fiber 4.3 g
Fat 0.2 g
Protein 1.4 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.04 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.05 mg (4%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.1 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.064 mg (1%)
Vitamin B6 0.07 mg (5%)
Folate (vit. B9) 8 μg (2%)
Choline 7.6 mg (2%)
Vitamin C 41 mg (49%)
Vitamin E 0.1 mg (1%)
Vitamin K 11 μg (10%)
Calcium 33 mg (3%)
Iron 1 mg (8%)
Magnesium 13 mg (4%)
Manganese 0.186 mg (9%)
Phosphorus 44 mg (6%)
Potassium 275 mg (6%)
Sodium 1 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.23 mg (2%)

source wikipedia

As you can see red currants contain a little phosphorus, a hint of fat and calcium, and are a little acidic, however they are quite sweet.

They also contain a very good amount of vitamin c.

With this in mind, guinea pigs can eat red currants, but only once or twice a week due their sugar content. But they are quite a nice fruit for guinea pigs to have as part of their diet.

One thought on “Can Guinea Pigs Eat Red Currants?

  1. Very good.
    I was given some red currants and was hoping I could feed them to my Guinea pig.

    I will feed them to her no more than once or twice a week.
    But I do wonder, how many at a time can I feed her?

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