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    Default Can squirrels eat jicama

    Hi, was wondering if squirrels can eat jicama?

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    Default Re: Can squirrels eat jicama

    I'd be curious to know that too🤔
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    Default Re: Can squirrels eat jicama

    I have wondered about this, too. Anybody able to come up with the calcium-phosphorus ratio?

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    Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
    Potassium:Sodium 37.50 >2
    Caclcium:Magnesium 1.00 <2
    Iron:Copper 12.50 <15
    Calcium:Phosphorus 0.67 >1.3

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving size100g

    Amount per serving

    Calories29
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 0g%0

    Saturated Fat 0g%0

    Trans Fat 0g

    Cholesterol 0mg%0

    Sodium 4mg%0

    Total Carbohydrate 9g%3

    Dietary Fiber 5g%17

    Total Sugars 2g

    Protein 1g

    Vitamin D 0.0IU%0

    Calcium 12.0mg%0

    Iron 0.6mg%3

    Potassium 150mg%3

    Phosphorus 18.0mg%1

    * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Vitamins in yambean (jicama)
    Vitamin D 0.0IU%0

    Vitamin B12 0.0g%0

    Vitamin K 0.3g%0

    Vitamin A 21.0IU%1

    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.2mg%1

    Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.0mg%2

    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.0mg%2

    Choline, total 13.6mg%2

    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.1mg%3

    Vitamin E 0.5mg%3

    Vitamin B6 0.0mg%3

    Vitamin C 20.2mg%22

    Minerals in yambean (jicama)
    Sodium 4.0mg%0

    Calcium 12.0mg%1

    Zinc 0.2mg%1

    Selenium 0.7g%1

    Phosphorus 18.0mg%2

    Manganese 0.1mg%3

    Magnesium 12.0mg%3

    Iron 0.6mg%3

    Potassium 150.0mg%4

    Copper 0.0mg%5

    Amino Acids in yambean (jicama)
    Leucine 0.0g%1

    Methionine 0.0g%1

    Isoleucine 0.0g%1

    Valine 0.0g%1

    Lysine 0.0g%1

    Tyrosine 0.0g%1

    Threonine 0.0g%2

    Phenylalanine 0.0g%2

    Cystine 0.0g%2

    Histidine 0.0g%3

    Fatty Acids in yambean (jicama)
    DHA 0.00g%0

    EPA 0.00g%0

    DPA 0.00g%0

    Omega-3 0.00g
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    Default Re: Can squirrels eat jicama

    Jicama root also has been found to contain, "inulin", which was found to reduce high blood sugar in rats affording an anti-diabetic effect. It is also noted to be a good source of carbs and fiber for rats containing no toxins that would harm a rat. Based upon the present available data, feeing raw jicama root once a week is fine to do.

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    Default Re: Can squirrels eat jicama

    Thanks for all your information.
    After all that.. Mr. Fussy Pants doesn't even like it 🤣🤣🤣

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    Default Re: Can squirrels eat jicama

    I tried it years ago; our squirrels then didn't like it either. That said, some may.

    Though a source may be safe to eat; whether they will choose to eat it is another matter.

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