Milk is the first thing that pops in the head when you think of foods that are rich in calcium. One cup of milk has 280 mg of calcium. We all know how important calcium is for our bones.
Studies have shown that people under 50 years of age need 1000 mg of calcium and those who are above 50 need 1200 mg of calcium daily.
Let us have look at the vegan foods that are rich in calcium. Milk is not the only source of calcium. There are many foods which are rich in it. Let’s talk about them. They are listed by lowest to highest calcium content.
20. Bok Choy
Bok choy has 79 mg of calcium per half cup.
The green or white stems of bok choy remain crispy even after cooking. This vegetable has high calcium, vitamin C and antioxidants. It is vastly used in Asian foods. The baby variety of bok choy grows faster. They are usually sautéed.
19. Beet Greens
The calcium content in beets is 82 mg per half cup.
People generally prefer eating the roots of beets for their nice flavor but its leaves are even yummier and healthier. They are richly packed in calcium, phytonutrients and betaine. Betaine is helpful in blood circulation. Beets can be roasted and sautéed