can bearded dragons eat sharon fruit

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Sharon Fruit?

The Sharon fruit is a persimmon, which is one of an early-fruiting orange variety that is grown in Israel. The are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. The most widely cultivated species is the Oriental or Japanese Persimmon. When they are ripened, they range in color from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange and measure between 1.5 to 9 cm in diameter.

So can bearded dragons eat sharon fruit?

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

 

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 293 kJ (70 kcal)
Carbohydrates
18.59 g
Sugars 12.53 g
Dietary fiber 3.6 g
Fat
0.19 g
Protein
0.58 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(10%) 81 μg
(2%) 253 μg
834 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.03 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.1 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.1 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 8 μg
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (9%) 7.5 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 8 mg
Iron (1%) 0.15 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (17%) 0.355 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 17 mg
Potassium (3%) 161 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.11 mg

source: wikipedia

Unfortunately they can eat sharon fruit at all. It is just too much vitamin A in them. Their calcium:phosphorus ratio is also 1:2 which is not good at all.

This means that they are not good for them to eat. A food to avoid

 

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