Loquats is a large flowering shrub that originated in China during the Tang dynasty and has been cultivated in Japan for centuries. It is prized for its distinctive orange pulp & urn-shaped urns.
The Loquat fruit is often referred to as the “Mother of all Fruits” because it contains a higher concentration of Vitamin C than any other fruit. It is also rich in fibre and antioxidants and is considered a good source of energy and nutrients.
The fruit’s high concentration of Vitamin C makes it a popular addition to fresh fruit salads and can be used in an array of dishes such as chutneys and sauces.
One hundred grams of this fruit provides 47 calories and 0.43 grams of protein.
Loquat contains protein, fibre, vitamin B6, Folate, and Magnesium.
Can dogs eat loquats?
Yes, indeed, dogs cannot eat the seeds or pits of a loquat. However, they can only eat juicy fruit. The seeds are big and pose a choking hazard. The seed also contains cyanide compounds.
Health benefits of loquats
-Aids in cardiovascular health
-Helps control diabetes
-Fights free radicals
-Helps with weight loss
-Builds the immune system
-Provides essential vitamins and minerals to the body
Side effects of loquats
- Other gastrointestinal problems.
Can dogs have loquat fruit?
Yes, dogs can eat the loquat fruit safely. Make sure to serve on the fruit flesh. Other parts can cause choking, nausea, and vomiting.
Can dogs eat loquat seed?
Generally, no. While dogs may have a taste for the fruit, the seed is toxic.
Are loquat seeds poisonous?
It has been reported by the Food Security Office of the Agricultural Ministry’s Policy Planning Division that loquat and other similar fruit seeds contain toxic cyanide compounds. This makes them dangerous to eat because even if they are cooked, chewed, or smashed. They can cause a great risk to one’s health and often lead to death.
Can dogs eat loquat leaves?
Yes, dogs can eat loquat leaves. However, it is not recommended to do so because of the small risk of toxicity. The fruit is the only part of the loquat tree that is safe for dogs to eat.
Written by: Usman H. Yahya Reviewed by: Stephanie G. Gabriel