Otherwise known as Ziziphus jujuba, red dates, Korean dates or Indian dates.
They usually come in red or black and are often eaten as a snack or with coffee.
So if we can eat them, can guinea pigs eat Jujubes, and if they can how much of it can they eat?
Fresh jujube fruits.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energyt331 kJ (79 kcal)
Vitamin A equiv.t40 μg (5%)
Thiamine (vit. B1)t0.02 mg (2%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2)t0.04 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3)t0.9 mg (6%)
Vitamin B6t0.081 mg (6%)
Vitamin Ct69 mg (83%)
Calciumt21 mg (2%)
Iront0.48 mg (4%)
Magnesiumt10 mg (3%)
Manganeset0.084 mg (4%)
Phosphorust23 mg (3%)
Potassiumt250 mg (5%)
Sodiumt3 mg (0%)
Zinct0.05 mg (1%)
Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
As you can see Jujubes contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, fat and a quite acidic, but also contain a great deal of vitamin c which is fantastic for guinea pigs.
With that information in mind, guinea pigs can eat Jujubes but only 2-3 times a week and not everyday because if their acidic content.
But they are a terrific addition to a guinea pig’s diet.