Sunday, March 15, 2015

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Purple Carrots?

Carrots are probably our favorite food, and we recently discovered that carrots come in colors other than orange, such as white. Today, we're going to be reviewing our third type of carrot: purple. Purple carrots are similar to orange carrots in terms of flavor and nutrition, although according to the World Carrot Museum, they have even more health benefits:
"Purple carrots (usually orange or white inside) have even more beta carotene than their orange cousins, and get their pigment from anthocyanins, these pigments act as powerful antioxidants that protect key cell components, grabbing and holding on to harmful free radicals in the body. Anthocyanins also help prevent heart disease by slowing blood clotting and are good anti inflammatory agents."
Like all carrots, you can feed us the equivalent of one baby carrot per pig per day.

Orange on the inside, purple on the outside! 
The contrasting colors on these things looks so cool!
Human, we're going to need a refill soon!
We loved purple carrots! 5/5 stars!


  1. Awesome! Have you tried yellow carrots yet? Our humans had them, and they loved them!!!!

    1. Not yet, but we'll have our humans keep an eye out for them at the farmer's market!