can hamsters eat jalapenos

Can Hamsters Eat Jalapenos?

The jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. It is a renown spicy food used to give flavor and spice to many different culinary dishes.

So can hamsters eat jalapenos?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 121.336 kJ (29.000 kcal)
Carbohydrates
6.50 g
Sugars 4.12 g
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
Fat
0.37 g
Protein
0.91 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (7%) 54 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.040 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%) 0.070 mg
Niacin (B3) (9%) 1.28 mg
Vitamin B6 (32%) 0.42 mg
Folate (B9) (7%) 27 μg
Vitamin C (143%) 118.6 mg
Vit E (24%) 3.58 mg
Vitamin K (18%) 18.5 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 12 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (4%) 15 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 26 mg
Potassium (5%) 248 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.14 mg
Other constituents
Water 91.69 g
Capsaicin 0.01g – 6 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, Jalapenos contains a huge amount of water and acidic content, a little sugar, a hint of salt, and quite a bit of sugar.

This means that unfortunately, hamsters cannot eat Jalapenos due to the huge amount of water content and acidic content. They are also too hot and spicy for them to handle.