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11/21/2009, 6:08 pm
Beans_sarabeara   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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Is it ok for my pigs to eat eggplant? I have some that wouldn't fit on the pan and I figured if they could it might be a good treat.
11/21/2009, 8:36 pm
PooksiedAnimals   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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My pigs love eggplant! They get the ends of any eggplant (but I cut off the stem - because I'm not sure if that and the leafy bit on top is good for them).
11/21/2009, 8:56 pm
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Thanks!
11/22/2009, 3:13 am
pigjes   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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I stopped giving eggplant years ago when I read that it caused heart issues in hammies.
11/22/2009, 3:19 am
TexCavy   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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I din't think it had much actual nutrition. But what do I know when I'm finally too tired to google. :)
11/22/2009, 11:23 am
Pimpinpuji   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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Really?? I didn't know they could eat it, somehow I thought it would be bad for them..
11/22/2009, 11:28 am
rshevin   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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I had a vague memory that uncooked eggplant contains toxins? Isn't it in the nightshade family? I can never remember.
11/22/2009, 11:59 am
Kitsufox   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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Just because it belongs to the nightshade family doesn't make it toxic. Tomatoes belong to that family, also. But yes, eggplants are a part of the Nightshade family, along with potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.

As to the safety of the Eggplant... I have no idea...
11/22/2009, 12:22 pm
rshevin   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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Tomato plants ARE toxic! The fruit is ok of course, but the green parts are definitely not to be eaten. Raw potatoes will make you sick and you're not supposed to ever eat the green eyes too.
11/22/2009, 1:02 pm
Kitsufox   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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I eat raw potatoes pretty regularly... Downright like them, in fact... Never gotten sick off them. The meat of the potato itself is not toxic, while the greens to contain toxins, yes.

I wasn't aware that tomato greens were toxic. I know my family has fed them to livestock for many a year without consequence. Though it might just be because they never get a ton, and then only once a year when the tomato plants in the garden give out.

I've been prodding the Internets looking for eggplant information. From what I can tell the plant is the more toxic part of the eggplant... Though some disagree and blame the skin. Sometimes it's hard to sort out hearsay from truth...
11/22/2009, 1:58 pm
Pimpinpuji   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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Now that I think of it, Rshevin, I think you're the one who mentioned that the eggplant was not a good idea!

I haven't contemplated giving it since.. :)
11/22/2009, 8:18 pm
PooksiedAnimals   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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I Googled eggplant and hamsters, and got hits on the heart issues, but when I google eggplant and cavies, I get nothing. Perhaps its just a hammy thing?
11/23/2009, 1:23 am
pigjes   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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Eggplant contains alkaloids, which are toxic. They go away after cooking, that's why humans eat it.
11/23/2009, 1:35 am
rshevin   Link to Post Go to the top of this page  
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Eggplant just seems like one of those things we don't quite know enough about, has the potential for toxicity, and no redeeming dietary qualities. I think it's something best not experimented with. We have plenty of other veggies to pick from.
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