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Calcium in the Vegan Diet

Posted on December 11, 2012 by The VRG Blog Editor

“Where do you get your calcium?”

While you may not hear it as often as the ubiquitous protein question, nevertheless, calcium and dairy products are inextricably linked in the minds of most people. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of calcium rich foods that don’t come from a cow. VRG’s newly-updated article Calcium in the Vegan Diet contains a list of vegan sources of calcium, as well as sample menus that provide more than the recommended 1,000 mg per day.

Calcium in the Vegan Diet is excerpted from the newly released 5th Edition of Simply Vegan. For a limited time, we’re offering 50% off the cover price when you order 5 copies from our online bookstore. For more information about vegan nutrition, visit the Nutrition section of our website.

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Thanks to VRG volunteer Alan Polster for converting this update into HTML!

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  1. Finally a guide which does NOT list spinach as a good source of calcium! Many vegetable sources of calcium don’t have as high of a bioavailability as dairy. I’ve ranted on this before at

    I think that a lot of vegans purposely misconstrue the facts to make the vegan diet seem easier. They aren’t helping the cause by doing this!

    It is not easy to NATURALLY get your calcium RDA as a vegan. Heck, most of the “calcium-rich” foods you list are only rich in calcium because they are fortified!

  2. James SDH says:

    Another Really good article, I really Look forward to receiving your Simply Vegan book and reading the delights within, I am sure i will learn allot to better inform my clients 🙂

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