Calcium in Butter

Butter contains 24 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 227 grams.
  • 1 tbsp equals 14 grams.

To make our top ten calcium list, we included only whole food items. We excluded dried milk and egg products from the list. The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:

Butter, salted

Dairy-based products including milk, cheese, and cream are among the most excellent forms of calcium because they are so well absorbed. Unlike grains and vegetables, dairy-based products do not have calcium blockers such as phytic acid and oxalic acid, which decrease your metabolism of calcium from such plant-based foods. Dairy foods are rich in phosphorus and they are typically fortified with vitamin D, both of which also improve the digestion of calcium. That calcium is then deposited in the bones to support a strong frame. Regular dairy products with your meals is an important method in improving healthy bones.

For more information on milk specifically, read about calcium and milk on our website or visit our list of
dairy foods high in calcium.