Top 3 Calcium-Rich Foods

The main foods rich in calcium are dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt. However, many non-dairy sources are also high in this mineral. Here are 3 foods that are rich in calcium, many of which are non-dairy.

1. Seeds
Seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses. Some are high in calcium, including poppy, sesame, celery and chia seeds. For instance, 1 tablespoon (9 grams) of poppy seeds pack 126 mg of calcium, or 13% of the RDI. Seeds also deliver protein and healthy fats. For example, chia seeds are rich in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. Sesame seeds have 9% of the RDI for calcium in 1 tablespoon (9 grams), plus other minerals, including copper, iron and manganese. Many seeds are good sources of calcium. For instance, 1 tablespoon (9 grams) of poppy seeds has 13% of the RDI, while the same serving of sesame seeds packs 9% of the RDI.

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