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sorry for bad spelling, I have to type with one hand because i broke my arm. i was wondering what some good vegan sources of calcium are. I already know about broccoli.
 

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ouch! that stinks.<br><br><br><br>
calcium fortified OJ, and some brands of tofu are higher in calcium than others. plus mustard greens, collards, and fortified cereals too.
 

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Tofu and Other Sources of Calcium<br><br>
Because of heavy promotion by the American dairy industry, the public often believes that cow's milk is the sole source of calcium. However, other excellent sources of calcium exist so that vegans eating varied diets that contain these foods need not be concerned about getting adequate calcium. Sources of well-absorbed calcium for vegans include calcium-fortified soy milk and juice, calcium-set tofu, soybeans and soynuts, bok choy, broccoli, collards, Chinese cabbage, kale, mustard greens, and okra 1. Grains, beans (other than soybeans), fruits, and vegetables (other than those listed) can contribute to calcium intake but cannot replace these key foods. Table 1 shows the amount of calcium in selected foods. When you realize that there is as much or more calcium in 4 ounces of firm tofu or 3/4 cup of collard greens as there is in one cup of cow's milk, it is easy to see why groups of people who do not drink cow's milk still have strong bones and teeth.<br><br><br><br>
Table 1: Calcium Content of Selected Vegan Foods<br><br><br><br>
Food<br><br>
Amount<br><br>
Calcium (mg)<br><br><br><br>
Tofu, processed with<br><br>
calcium sulfate* 4 ounces 420<br><br>
Blackstrap molasses 2 Tbsp 400<br><br>
Collard greens, cooked 1 cup 357<br><br>
Calcium-fortified orange juice 8 ounces 300<br><br>
Soy or ricemilk, commercial,<br><br>
calcium-fortified, plain 8 ounces 200-300<br><br>
Commercial soy yogurt, plain 6 ounces 80-250<br><br>
Turnip greens, cooked 1 cup 249<br><br>
Tofu, processed with nigari* 4 ounces 80-230<br><br>
Tempeh 1 cup 215<br><br>
Kale, cooked 1 cup 179<br><br>
Soybeans, cooked 1 cup 175<br><br>
Okra, cooked 1 cup 172<br><br>
Bok choy, cooked 1 cup 158<br><br>
Mustard greens, cooked 1 cup 152<br><br>
Tahini 2 Tbsp 128<br><br>
Broccoli, cooked 1 cup 94<br><br>
Almonds 1/4 cup 89<br><br>
Almond butter 2 Tbsp 86<br><br>
Soy milk, commercial, plain 8 ounces 80<br><br><br><br>
The link: <a href="http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.htm#tofu" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.htm#tofu</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>scarlet</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
ouch! that stinks.<br><br><br><br>
calcium fortified OJ, and some brands of tofu are higher in calcium than others. plus mustard greens, collards, and fortified cereals too.</div>
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dont quote me on this, but i heard that most/all calcium enriched orange juice isnt vegan. It is filled with something. Anyone know for sure?
 

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Many brands have Vitamin D3, which is from animal sources. However, there are definitely brands without it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Your normal intake is sufficient for recovering from your broken arm. You don't have to overstuff yourself with calcium.<br><br>
But it's a good idea to question your normal intake.
 

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Many brands have Vitamin D3, which is from animal sources. However, there are definitely brands without it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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D3 can also be synthetic. tropicana is vegan.
 
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