Non-Dairy Calcium Sources
There are lots of plant foods to choose from!
While most people are aware that dairy and dairy products are a good source of calcium in the diet, not everyone knows that there are many plant based foods that at naturally rich in the critical mineral or ones that provide a fortified source. For a number of reasons though, such as veganism and lactose intolerance, many people are avoiding dairy and products made with it.
If you’re looking for non-dairy foods abundant in calcium, try these:
- Dark green leafy vegetables – turnip greens, kale, collards, bok choy, spinach
- Dried figs
- Brazil nuts
- Sesame seeds
- Navy beans
- Soy beans
- Salmon with the bones
Calcium-fortified options include:
- Soy products – tofu made with calcium sulfate, yogurt
- Milk substitutes – hemp, soy, almond, rice
- Fruit juice
- Breakfast cereals