Also known purple cabbage, red kraut, or blue kraut, red cabbage has red/purple leaves and is often found in Northern Europe, throughout the Americas, and in China.
It is often used in cooking and in salads.
So can guinea pigs eat red cabbage and if they can how much of it can be eaten?
Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.
As per usual, its acidic, calcium, sugar, fat and phosphorus content is of particular interest.
Red cabbage, raw
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 gt0%
Saturated fat 0 gt0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mgt0%
Sodium 27 mgt1%
Potassium 243 mgt6%
Total Carbohydrate 7 gt2%
Dietary fiber 2.1 gt8%
Sugar 3.8 g
Protein 1.4 gt2%
Vitamin At22%
Vitamin Ct95%
Vitamin Dt0%
Vitamin B-6t10%
Vitamin B-12t0%
source google
As you can see red cabbage contains a hint of calcium, fat and a little sugar, however it’s vitamin c content is huge which is fantastic.
With that in mind, guinea pigs can eat red cabbage 3-4 times a week. Pretty much every other day. It is a fantastic veggie for piggies to eat especially with its vitamin c amounts.