can hamsters eat longan

Can Hamsters Eat Longan?

Longan is a sweet, juicy and succulent fruit that has superior agricultural varieties.

Apart from being eaten fresh, it is also often used in Asian soups, snacks, desserts, and sweet-and-sour foods, either fresh or dried, sometimes canned with syrup.

So can hamsters eat longan?

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 most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 251 kJ (60 kcal)
Carbohydrates
15.14 g
Sugars n/a
Dietary fiber 1.1 g
Fat
0.1 g
Protein
1.31 g
Threonine 0.034 g
Isoleucine 0.026 g
Leucine 0.054 g
Lysine 0.046 g
Methionine 0.013 g
Phenylalanine 0.030 g
Tyrosine 0.025 g
Valine 0.058 g
Arginine 0.035 g
Histidine 0.012 g
Alanine 0.157 g
Aspartic acid 0.126 g
Glutamic acid 0.209 g
Glycine 0.042 g
Proline 0.042 g
Serine 0.048 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.031 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (12%) 0.14 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.3 mg
Vitamin C (101%) 84 mg
Minerals
Calcium (0%) 1 mg
Iron (1%) 0.13 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.052 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 21 mg
Potassium (6%) 266 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.05 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, longan contains a hint of salt, fat and calcium, a little phosphorus and a lot of acidic content.

Unfortunately this means that, it is too acidic for hamsters to eat and should be avoided as a result.