can hamsters eat edamame

Can Hamsters Eat Edamame?

Edamame or the edamame bean is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, found in the cuisine of China, Japan, Korea and Hawaii.

The pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt.

In Japan, it is usually blanched in 4% salt water and not served with salt.

So can hamsters eat edamame?

Let’s take a look in depth at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, phosphorus, sugar, salt, calcium, and fat content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 509 kJ (122 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.94 g
Sugars 2.18 g
Dietary fiber 5.2 g
Fat
5.2 g
Protein
10.88 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (13%) 0.155 mg
Niacin (B3) (6%) 0.915 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.395 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.1 mg
Folate (B9) (78%) 311 μg
Vitamin C (7%) 6.1 mg
Vit E (5%) 0.68 mg
Vitamin K (26%) 26.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium (6%) 63 mg
Iron (17%) 2.27 mg
Magnesium (18%) 64 mg
Manganese (49%) 1.024 mg
Phosphorus (24%) 169 mg
Potassium (9%) 436 mg
Zinc (14%) 1.37 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, edamame beans contain a lot of phosphorus, quite a bit of calcium and fat, but a huge amount of acidic content and a little sugar.

This means that they are not really a food that hamsters should be eating, due to the amount of acidic content that they have in them.

As a result, unfortunately edamame beans are a food to avoid.