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Beet leaves for the tortoises?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Candy, Nov 25, 2011.

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    My sons girlfriend sent over some beet leaves for the tortoises and I was wondering if they can eat them? :)
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    You betcha ,,,dem greens are good for you and the torts!

    Scientific Binomial Name: Beta vulgaris


    Beet Greens are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Protein, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
    Some ….“Beat Green” triva …..Incorporating beet leaves into your eating plan helps you get the vitamin C your body requires every day, which is important because your body does not have the capability to store this vitamin. A 1-cup serving of these greens contains 60 percent of the daily recommended intake. Vitamin C helps repair tissues and cells in your body, making it vital for wound healing. It is the vitamin A content that sets beet leaves apart, though -- each 1-cup serving provides 220 percent of the daily recommended intake. Your immune system depends on vitamin A, working with vitamin C to help make you well when you are sick or injured. Vitamin A also helps maintain your vision, particularly your night vision.


    Happy Tort~N
    JD :)
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    Thank you Jeff. ;) Just wasn't sure since I did see a few places where they were questionable for the tortoises, but since you feed them to yours I know that they're alright for mine. :)
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    You betcha Miss Candy ' ..... I'd never steer ya wrong... where ya been?:rolleyes:
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    I'm still here just not as much lately. I've been helping with my sons tortoises at his school so I have two more Desert Tortoises living here right now. They're happy and that's all that matters. :)
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