Wow Jalapenos!
A food not for the feint hearted.
I love Jalapeno’s especially on pizza.
It is a member of the capsicum family and they range from being moderately hot to extremely hot. They come from South America and measure approximately 4cm long.
When they are immature, they are dark green then as they mature they go red.
They are sold in both fresh and raw and in tins.
They can be dried and smoked. When they are cooked like this, they are called Chipotle. In this state, they take on more sweet flavour.
image: flickr
So can guinea pigs eat Jalapenos and if so how much can they eat?
Lets find a little more about them by taking a look at their content.
Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 248 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%
Sugar 4.1 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 197%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3%
source: google
Well the good news is that they have a phenomenal amount of vitamin c, on the downside, because they are incredibly hot, they will burn their insides.
Despite the good vitamin c content, do not feed guinea pigs jalapeños.
Guinea pigs react badly to any spicy foods and will not like it.
A food to steer clear of.