Also known as asian pears, chinese pears, korean pears, japanese pears, Taiwan pears and sand pears, Nashi Pears are native to China, Japan and Korea.
They tend to be quite a luxurious fruit and are not tended to be baked in pies or put into jams because they are high in water and have a grainy and crispy texture. They are much rather eaten raw by pealing away the skin.
So if we can eat Nashi Pears, can guinea pigs eat them, and if so, how much of them can they eay?
Lets take a closer look at their fat, acidic, sugar, phosphorus, and calcium content
A good amount of vitamin a and c would also be a good bonus for our guinea pigs.
Energy 176 kJ (42 kcal)
Carbohydrates 10.65 g
– Sugars 7.05 g
– Dietary fiber 3.6 g
Fat 0.23 g
Protein 0.5 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.009 mg (1%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.01 mg (1%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.219 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.07 mg (1%)
Vitamin B6 0.022 mg (2%)
Folate (vit. B9) 8 μg (2%)
Choline 5.1 mg (1%)
Vitamin C 3.8 mg (5%)
Vitamin E 0.12 mg (1%)
Vitamin K 4.5 μg (4%)
Calcium 4 mg (0%)
Magnesium 8 mg (2%)
Manganese 0.06 mg (3%)
Phosphorus 11 mg (2%)
Potassium 121 mg (3%)
Sodium 0 mg (0%)
(source: Wikipedia)
As you can see Nashi pears contain a hint of phosphorus, a little acidic content, a hint of fat but they are quite high in sugar.
They also contain a little vitamin c as well.
This means that guinea pigs can eat Nashi pears, but only on a once a week basis because of their sugar content in small amounts. However, their relatively low vitamin c content makes them a less desirable fruit for piggies for them to nutritionally eat.