can bearded dragons eat escarole

Can Bearded Dragons eat Escarole?

Escarole is a type of endive that has broader, paler and less bitter leaves that other members of the endive family.

They are a hearty green color that thrives late in the growing season.

They have broad, pale green leaves and are not as bitter than other varieties such as broad-leaved endive, Bavarian endive, Batavian endive, grumolo, scarola, and scarole.

Escarole are often used in many different culinary dishes and are sauteed, chopped into soups and stews. They are also used as part of a green salad.

It is eaten like other greens, sauteed, chopped into soups and stews, or as part of a green salad.

So can bearded dragons eat escarole at all?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, calcium, phosphorus, water, protein, fat, sugar, and fibre content is of most interest when it comes to bearded dragons.


Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 22 mg 0%
Potassium 314 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4 g 1%
Dietary fiber 3.1 g 12%
Sugar 0.2 g
Protein 1.2 g 2%
Vitamin A 43%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 5%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3%

source wikipedia

Unfortunately, its not a good vegetable for them to eat as it contains a lot of vitamin A.

So they can have a nibble at it, but it should not be fed to them regularly as many sources of information tell you.

Do be careful with feeding them Escarole as too much could make them sick. Chopped up into small pieces not larger than the gap between their eyes makes it small enough for them to eat comfortably.

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