Brussel sprouts contain 42 milligrams of calcium per 100 grams. Grams is a measure of weight. To put 100 grams in perspective, consider alternative measures for this food:
- 1 cup equals 88 grams.
- 1 sprout equals 19 grams.
To make our top ten calcium list, we included only whole food items. We excluded dried vegetables from the list. The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:
Brussels sprouts, raw
Vegetables on the whole are not high in calcium, but some salad greens do have a good dose. Turnip greens, spinach, kale, and the wild greens dandelion greens and lambs quarters are fairly good sources of calcium. Yet a disadvantage is greens have a mineral inhibitor known as oxalic acid which will block your absorption of some of the calcium in your greens. If you are relying on greens for calcium and other minerals, read more about strategies to reduce oxalic acid in your food.