Turnip leaves are the green shoot leaves of turnips. We’ve already looked at whether guinea pigs can eat turnips. But what of their leaves? Are they any good for piggies?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out a bit more about Turnip greens.
In particular, the sugar, acidic, fat,calcium and phosphorus content is most pertinent to guinea pigs.
Calories 20.0(83.7 kJ) 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 0.5g
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Protein 1.1g 2%
Vitamin A 7626IU 153%
Vitamin C 27.4mg 46%
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 1.9mg 9%
Vitamin K 368mcg 459%
Thiamin 0.0mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 4%
Niacin 0.4mg 2%
Vitamin B 60.2mg 9%
Folate 118mcg 29%
Vitamin B 120.0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg 3%
Choline 0.3mg
Calcium 137mg 14%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Magnesium 22.0mg 5%
Phosphorus 29.0mg 3%
Potassium 203mg 6%
Sodium 29.0mg 1%
Zinc 0.1mg 1%
Copper 0.3mg 13%
Manganese 0.3mg 17%
Selenium 0.9mcg 1%
Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2704/2#ixzz2spl4nTZU
As you can see turnip leaves contain a hint of phosphorus, quite a bit of calcium, and are pretty acidic.
They also contain a very good amount of vitamin c.
Because of this they aren’t a food to be feeding to guinea pigs regularly, maybe once a week at the very most. There are better veggies however that they can eat.