Honeydew melon has a shape that is a slight oval but most mostly round. It has flesh that is pale green colour and a skin that is green to yellow in colour.
It is sold in supermarkets and grocery stores around the world and is popular as a dessert.
Our kids absolutely love honeydew melon and often have it as a starter or as a light lunchtime meal.
Looking at the nutritional data will help us under stand this fruit a bit more and as usual we’re looking at the fat, calcium, phosphorus, oxelate acid, and sugar content.
A good amount of vitamin a and c would be extremely beneficial.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 150 kJ (36 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.09 g
– Sugars 8.12 g
– Dietary fiber 0.8 g
Fat 0.14 g
Protein 0.54 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.038 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.012 mg (1%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.418 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.155 mg (3%)
Vitamin B6 0.088 mg (7%)
Folate (vit. B9) 19 μg (5%)
Vitamin C 18 mg (22%)
Vitamin K 2.9 μg (3%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.17 mg (1%)
Magnesium 10 mg (3%)
Manganese 0.027 mg (1%)
Phosphorus 11 mg (2%)
Potassium 228 mg (5%)
Sodium 18 mg (1%)
Zinc 0.09 mg (1%)
As you can see, is contains hints of phosphorus, calcium, and fat, but does contain quite a bit of sugar.
So guinea pigs can eat honeydew melon, but not too much of it.
Once a week should suffice.
It is also got a very good amount of vitamin c in so is very helpful for guinea pigs in that sense. So it’s worth giving to your guinea pigs as part of a balanced diet.