Can Rabbits eat Mung Bean Sprouts?

A common ingredient amongst asian cuisine, Mung Bean sprouts are grown from sprouting beans. They are made from greenish-capped mung beans.

Mung Bean sprouts are a common ingredient, especially in Asian cuisine, made from sprouting beans. Other types of bean sprouts are typically, yellow large grained soy sprouts.

So if we can eat  Mung bean sprouts, can rabbits eat them?

Let  take a look by checking out their nutritional data to find out more about them.

As per usual, we’re interested in their sugar, fat, phosphorus, protein, calcium, and acidic content. A nice amount of fiber would be good for them as well.

Energy 126 kJ (30 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.94 g
– Sugars 4.13 g
– Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat 0.18 g
Protein 3.04 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.084 mg (7%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.124 mg (10%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.749 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.38 mg (8%)
Vitamin B6 0.088 mg (7%)
Folate (vit. B9) 61 μg (15%)
Vitamin C 13.2 mg (16%)
Vitamin E 0.1 mg (1%)
Vitamin K 33 μg (31%)
Calcium 13 mg (1%)
Iron 0.91 mg (7%)
Magnesium 21 mg (6%)
Manganese 0.188 mg (9%)
Phosphorus 54 mg (8%)
Potassium 149 mg (3%)
Zinc 0.41 mg (4%)

Source wikipedia

As per usual, mung bean sprouts have a moderate amount of sugar, phosphorus and they are quite acidic.

This means that rabbits can eat mung bean sprouts but not often. Once a week should suffice because of their acidic nature.

Originally posted 2014-10-15 21:51:11.

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