Can Guinea Pigs Eat Mizuna?

Mizuna contains dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamins A and K, calcium, iron, and chromium. Antioxidants abound!

Its calcium level should comprise 15% of your guinea pig’s diet, as too much can cause bladder stones.

Short Answer
Yes, guinea pigs can eat mizuna, a type of lettuce with a peppery taste, and it is quite beneficial for them. Guinea pigs cannot synthesize vitamin C, so mizuna is vital to their health. It’s a good addition to their diet because it’s low in carbohydrates. Due to its high calcium content, mizuna should not exceed 15% of a person’s diet.

While guinea pigs can eat mizuna, they should never be fed certain foods. Nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and meat products should be avoided. Some guinea pigs may have gas and bloating from peppers and cucumbers, so they should be given in moderation.

As herbivores, Guinea pigs get their vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from fresh vegetables and fruits. Leafy greens like mizuna should make up most of their daily fresh produce intake, while fruits are treats due to their high sugar content. Broccoli, cabbage, endive, carrot tops, Brussels sprouts, kale, silver beet, mint, and fruits like apples, mangoes, and papayas are also good for guinea pigs.

I’ve found mizuna to be a good food for guinea pigs. I give them a little mizuna and other leafy greens like romaine lettuce and kale. They enjoy mizuna’s peppery taste and have no health issues from it. I give them mizuna in moderation and follow the guidelines to avoid health issues. Adding mizuna to your guinea pig’s diet can provide vitamins and minerals while giving them a tasty treat.

Fresh Vegetables

Vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and polyphenols. They’re also low in energy.

Color, firmness, and scent indicate freshness in vegetables. Find a bright green or red color without mold or dark areas.

Touch Test: Grab a veggie and feel its texture. Peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, and head cabbage should be firm but not rubbery.

Fresh cabbage smells different. Check your vegetables for signs of decay as this odor intensifies.

To optimize nutrition, vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked. Vegetables are healthy and taste great!


Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals that may lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, weight, and diabetes. They’re also rich in water and fiber, making them filling).

Mizuna offers 65 percent of your daily vitamin C and plenty of vitamin K, which helps form blood clots. Magnesium in mizuna helps insulin action and blood sugar balance.

Mizuna can be eaten raw or warmed and tastes peppery and spicy. It’s great in soups, stews, pasta, and pickled Japanese hot pots.


Herbs have been a staple in Mediterranean and Asian cooking for millennia. When used in large amounts, herbs add flavor, texture, and health benefits.

Herbal herbs can be eaten as a main dish (parsley and dill in tabbouleh salads, basil on pasta and pesto), in sandwiches, lemonades and rosemary ice teas, or on desserts. Add them to salads and stews.

Whether they grow from seeds or overwintering stems, roots, or bulbs, herbs are annuals, biennials, or perennials. Tender perennials can be grown indoors in summer, transplanted outdoors before frosts, and returned to your yard the following season.


Guinea pigs need hay and vegetables in addition to pellet meals for vitamins. Vitamin C boosts immunity and prevents scurvy in these tiny animals.

Give your pet a vitamin C-fortified pellet meal and fresh produce. Fresh green or colored vegetables and fruit (about one cup a day) will give your pet all the required nutrients.

Too much fruit can upset your guinea pig’s tummy. A few apple or banana slices are good, but limit oranges, lemons, and strawberries.