Can Rabbits eat Pomegranate?

Pomegranate is a fruit that is typically in season from September to February in the northern hemisphere and between march to may in the southern hemisphere. They are used for cooking, baking, meal garnishes, juice blends, smoothies and alcoholic beverages.

So can rabbits eat pomegranates at all?

Lets take a look further by checking out its nutritional data further. In particular its acidic, phosphorus, sugar, fibre, sodium, and fat content is of particular interest.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 346 kJ (83 kcal)
18.7 g
Sugars 13.67 g
Dietary fiber 4 g
Fat 1.17 g
Protein 1.67 g
Thiamine (B1) (6%)0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (4%)0.053 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%)0.293 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%)0.377 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%)0.075 mg
Folate (B9) (10%)38 μg
Choline (2%)7.6 mg
Vitamin C (12%)10.2 mg
Vitamin E (4%)0.6 mg
Vitamin K (16%)16.4 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%)10 mg
Iron (2%)0.3 mg
Magnesium (3%)12 mg
Manganese (6%)0.119 mg
Phosphorus (5%)36 mg
Potassium (5%)236 mg
Sodium (0%)3 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see pomegranates contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a hint of calcium, a little acid, a hint of fat and fibre but a lot of sugar. This means that rabbits can eat pomegranate but not a lot of it. A little bit twice a week will suffice but they cant have too much due to its sugar content.

Can rabbits eat pomegranate leaves?

Yes their leaves are fine for rabbits to eat.

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