Can Rabbits eat Breadfruit?

Breadfruit is a fruit from the flowering breadfruit tree in the mulberry family. It originated in the south pacific and has since spread to the rest of world . Today it grows in some 90 countries throughout south asia, pacific, caribbean, central america and africa.

It gets its name from the texture of the cooked moderately ripe fruit, and has a potato like flavour which is similar to baked bread.

So can rabbits eat breadfruit?

We take a look here and find out more, in particular the sugar, phosphorus, sodium, fat, acidic, and calcium.

Energy 431 kJ (103 kcal)
27.12 g
Sugars 11
Dietary fiber 4.-9 g
Fat 0.23 g
Protein 1.07 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
22 μg
Thiamine (B1) (10%) 0.11 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.03 mg
Niacin (B3) (6%) 0.9 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(9%) 0.457 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.1 mg
Folate (B9) (4%) 14 μg
Choline (2%) 9.8 mg
Vitamin C (35%) 29 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.1 mg
Vitamin K (0%) 0.5 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (2%) 17 mg
Iron (4%) 0.54 mg
Magnesium (7%) 25 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.06 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 30 mg
Potassium (10%) 490 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.12 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see breadfruit contains a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium, however they are quite acidic, and very sweet.

This means that they are not good for rabbits to eat. They are fine for them to have a nibble on but shouldn’t be fed purposely to them.

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