Shallots are related to the onion and are a vegetable that grows in clusters at its leaf base.
Most varieties of shallot are much smaller than onions and have fine layers compared to their onion counterparts.
Shallots also contain less water and are a lot more sweeter than onions.
So can rabbits eat Shallots like humans can, and if they can how much of them can be eaten?
Lets take a look by checking out their nutritional data, in particular their sugar, fat, phosphorus, calcium, protein and acidic content.
Energy 301 kJ (72 kcal)
Carbohydrates 16.8 g
Sugars 7.87 g
Dietary fiber 3.2 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 2.5 g
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.06 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.2 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.29 mg
Vitamin B6 (27%) 0.345 mg
Folate (B9) (9%) 34 μg
Vitamin C (10%) 8 mg
Calcium (4%) 37 mg
Iron (9%) 1.2 mg
Magnesium (6%) 21 mg
Manganese (14%) 0.292 mg
Phosphorus (9%) 60 mg
Potassium (7%) 334 mg
As you can see shallots contain quite a lot of phosphorus, some calcium, they are a little acidic and contain quite a bit of sugar.
They can eat them but because of what they contain, they can’t eat much of them. A little a few times a month will suffice for them, if they are keen on them at all.
Originally posted 2014-10-17 21:20:24.