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So, I have some dried pasta from trader Joe's that I was going to add to my Sue-Bee's mix.
it has four flavors and contains
-100% enriched Semolina (Durum Wheat, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin, Ferrous Sulfate, and Folic Acid)
-Spinach
-Tomato
-Beet

the vegetables are for color and possibly flavoring.
so my question is .... Is beet alright for rats?

I could easily pick out the beet colored ones, but I just want to know for sure.

thanks everyone if you're going to reply!
 

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Is beet bad for rats?

"Physiological Effects of Extraction Juices from Apple, Grape, and Red Beet Pomaces in Rats"

"Administration of the extraction juices, enriched in secondary plant metabolites and dietary fiber, resulted in beneficial nutritional effects in rats."

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http://www.whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=49

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TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF SOME
FOOD COLOURS, ENZYMES, FLAVOUR
ENHANCERS, THICKENING AGENTS, AND
CERTAIN FOOD ADDITIVES

BEET RED

BIOLOGICAL DATA

BIOCHEMICAL ASPECTS

No information available.

TOXICOLOGICAL STUDIES

A group of 32 male and female rats received betanin in their
drinking water to a total dose of 17 g per animal. The mean life span
was 845 days, the last animal dying at 1220 days. A group of 56 rats
acted as controls. In the test group occurred 1 intraperitoneal
sarcoma and 1 mammary fibro adenoma, in the controls 2 sarcomas and 2
fibro adenomata (Druckrey, 1959).

http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v06je10.htm
 

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so...beets are good? atleast that what I deciphered form that. lots of big words. heh.

thanks ladylady!
 

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I think what they are saying is the rats who recived the beet derivative had the same or better health than the contol rats.

I think a google search for beet and rats would have brought up a ratty website if it was bad for them
 
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