Jalapenos are one spicy pepper that isn’t for anyone who doesn’t like spicy food.
This pepper is part of the capsicum family and can range in spice level from extremely hot to moderately hot.
Jalapenos can be added to a lot of dishes such as nachos and tacos.
When immature they are dark green in color and go red when they are mature. They measure approximately 4 cm long and are from South America.
Jalapenos can be eaten raw or dried and smoked. You can also cook them with your food.
So can guinea pigs eat Jalapenos and if so how much?
Let’s first look at the nutritional facts for this pepper.
Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 248 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%
Sugar 4.1 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 197%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0%
The good news for this veggie is that it contains a lot of vitamin C and the bad news is they are extremely hot.
Therefore do not feed guinea pigs jalapenos as they are too hot for them to handle.
Guinea pigs in general should not be eating any spicy foods.