Kale contains 135 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 67 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:
Vegetables for the most part are a poor source of calcium, but some greens do contain a pretty good amount. Turnip greens, kale, spinach, and the wild greens lambs quarters and dandelion greens are fairly good foods for calcium. However, consider that greens are abundant in a mineral inhibitor known as oxalic acid which will block your absorption of some of this calcium. If you are counting on leafy greens for calcium, read more about techniques to reduce oxalic acid in your vegetables.