Turnips contain 30 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 130 grams.
- 1 large equals 183 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 in general are not high in calcium, but some garden greens do contain a pretty good amount. Turnip greens, kale, spinach, and the wild greens dandelion greens and lambs quarters are good sources of calcium. Keep in mind though that greens contain a mineral blocker “oxalic acid” which blocks your absorption of a good part of the calcium in your greens. If you rely on leafy greens for minerals, read more about reducing oxalic acid your vegetables.