can hamsters eat quorn

Can Hamsters Eat Quorn?

Quorn is a meat substitute product available in the UK, Ireland, the US, Australia, Sweden, Italy, France and other countries. Quorn is intended to replicate the taste and texture of meat.

So can hamsters eat quorn?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 393 kJ (94 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.5 g
Sugars 0.6g
Dietary fibre 6.0 g
Fat
2 g
Saturated 0.5 g
Protein
14.5 g
Tryptophan 0.18 g
Threonine 0.61 g
Isoleucine 0.57 g
Leucine 0.95 g
Lysine 0.91 g
Methionine 0.23 g
Phenylalanine 0.54 g
Valine 0.60 g
Histidine 0.39 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, quorn contains a lot of acidic content, and hint of sugar and fat.

This means that it is fine for hamsters to nibble on but it shouldn’t be fed purposely as a regular food for them due to the amount of acidic content that it has.