Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkVegetarian & Vegan · 9 years ago

Does any green fruit or veggie have calcium or just certain ones?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides on online database of foods and nutrients. Here are a couple of plant-based examples which were near the top of the list for calcium content.

    Collards, frozen, chopped, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt: 1 cup = 357 mg of calcium

    Rhubarb, frozen, cooked, with sugar: 1 cup = 348 mg of calcium

    When searching this database for any nutrient, such as calcium, you can have it sorted alphabetically or from highest to lowest content.

    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    SR24 - Reports by Single Nutrients

    This directory contains reports of selected food items and nutrients in SR24. These reports are sorted either by food description or in descending order by nutrient content in terms of common household measures.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    All fruit and veggies contain the whole spectrum of minerals and vitamins and phytonutrients (and thousands of components that nutritional science has not yet discovered) as part of their biochemical network. So yes, all green fruits and veggies contain calcium, the difference is how much. A general rule is that the darker green leafy vegetables are more nutritious, and likely to be higher in calcium and other minerals. Some (such as spinach or silverbeet) have small amounts of oxalic acid which inhibits calcium absorption. The best sources of calcium are low-oxalate greens such as kale, collards, and also broccoli is excellent. There are so many different sorts of greens to choose from - the Asian greens (bok choi, tatsoi, choi sum etc), certain herbs (parsley/basil), green savoy cabbage, lambsquarters, endives/chicories, lettuces etc.

    Certain nuts such as almonds are also an excellent source (even better if soaked overnight to oxygenate them and wash off enzyme inhibitors). Figs also good, and a variety of legumes. Sea vegetables are rich in a variety of minerals.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Lots of green veggies have calcium. Broccoli has calcium.

  • 9 years ago

    im not sure but i know that broccli spinach and kale does

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