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Calcium Content in Foods

All measurements are in relation to a 100 gram sample (1):

• Almonds: 264mg raw, 267mg roasted
• Figs: 22mg raw, 162mg dried
• Dandelion greens: 187mg raw, 140mg cooked
• Collard greens: 140mg raw, 144mg cooked
• Spinach: 99mg raw, 136mg cooked
• Soymilk, fortified, unsweetened: 123mg
• Hazelnuts/Filberts: 114mg raw, 123mg roasted
• Cow’s Milk, nonfat, fluid, with added vitamin A and vitamin D (fat free or skim): 122mg
• Cow’s Milk, reduced fat, fluid, 2% milk fat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D: 120mg
• Beet greens: 117mg raw, 114mg cooked
• Cow’s Milk, whole, 3.25% milk fat, with added vitamin D: 113mg
• Mustard Greens: 103mg raw, 74mg cooked
• Parsley: 83mg raw
• Kale: 135mg raw, 72mg cooked
• Sunflower Seeds, roasted: 70mg
• Water Cress: 81mg raw, 61mg cooked
• Swiss Chard: 51mg raw, 58mg cooked
• Apricots: 13mg raw, 55mg dried
• Endive: 52mg raw
• Raisins, seedless: 50mg
• Broccoli: 47mg raw, 40mg cooked
• Cashews: 37mg raw, 45mg roasted
• Orange: 40mg
• Carrots: 33mg raw, 30mg cooked
• Black beans, cooked: 27mg

 

Table 1: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Calcium (2)
Age Male Female Pregnant Lactating
0–6 months* 200 mg 200 mg    
7–12 months* 260 mg 260 mg    
1–3 years 700 mg 700 mg    
4–8 years 1,000 mg 1,000 mg    
9–13 years 1,300 mg 1,300 mg    
14–18 years 1,300 mg 1,300 mg 1,300 mg 1,300 mg
19–50 years 1,000 mg 1,000 mg 1,000 mg 1,000 mg
51–70 years 1,000 mg 1,200 mg    
71+ years 1,200 mg 1,200 mg    

* Adequate Intake (AI)

Sources

• USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/list
• National Institutes of Health: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/

 

© Jordan Hoffman, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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