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Food NameCalcium
Vitamins, Centrum Advanced Formula16000
Baking Powder, Straight Phosphate7363
Baking Powder, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate5876
Baking Powder, Low-Sodium4332
Rennin Tablets, Unsweetened3733
Lemonade with Aspartame, Powdered, Unprepared3098
Oatmeal, Quaker2500
Savory, Ground2129
Basil, Ground2114
Acid Whey, Dried2055
Marjoram, Dried1983
Thyme, Ground1893
Quick Meal, Cybergenics1840
Corn Tortillas, Small, Mama Maria's1808

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This food database has calcium data for almost 12,500 foods, including restaurant and fast-food items.
  • Calcium values are in milligrams and calculated per 100g of food weight.
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Calcium Info from National Institutes of Health

Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is found in some foods, added to others, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids). Calcium is required for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion, though less than 1% of total body calcium is needed to support these critical metabolic functions. Serum calcium is very tightly regulated and does not fluctuate with changes in dietary intakes; the body uses bone tissue as a reservoir for, and source of calcium, to maintain constant concentrations of calcium in blood, muscle, and intercellular fluids.

The remaining 99% of the body's calcium supply is stored in the bones and teeth where it supports their structure and function. Bone itself undergoes continuous remodeling, with constant resorption and deposition of calcium into new bone. The balance between bone resorption and deposition changes with age. Bone formation exceeds resorption in periods of growth in children and adolescents, whereas in early and middle adulthood both processes are relatively equal. In aging adults, particularly among postmenopausal women, bone breakdown exceeds formation, resulting in bone loss that increases the risk of osteoporosis over time.

Calcium Info from MedlinePlus

You have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. Calcium has many important jobs. The body stores more than 99 percent of its calcium in the bones and teeth to help make and keep them strong. The rest is throughout the body in blood, muscle and the fluid between cells. Your body needs calcium to help muscles and blood vessels contract and expand, to secrete hormones and enzymes and to send messages through the nervous system.

It is important to get plenty of calcium in the foods you eat. Foods rich in calcium include dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt, and leafy, green vegetables. The exact amount of calcium you need depends on your age and other factors. Growing children and teenagers need more calcium than young adults. Older women need plenty of calcium to prevent osteoporosis. People who do not eat enough high-calcium foods should take a calcium supplement.

Foods Highest in Calcium

Foods High in Calcium Calcium (mg)

Baking Powder, Straight Phosphate 7363

Baking Powder, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate 5876

Baking Powder, Low-Sodium 4332

Rennin Tablets, Unsweetened 3733

Lemonade with Aspartame, Powdered, Unprepared 3098

Oatmeal, Quaker 2500

Savory, Ground 2129

Basil, Ground 2114

Acid Whey, Dried 2055

Marjoram, Dried 1983

Thyme, Ground 1893

Quick Meal, Cybergenics 1840

Corn Tortillas, Small, Mama Maria's 1808

Dill Weed, Dried 1780

Quick Trim, Cybergenics 1776

Celery Seed 1765

Sage, Ground 1657

Sisymbrium Seeds, Dried 1633

Fried Shrimp, Nathan's 1621

Hot Cocoa Mix, Pouches, Weight Watchers 1579

Oregano, Ground 1573

Hot Stuff Mega Strength Anabolic Activator 1538

Dill Seed 1514

Creatine Fuel Plus In Water, Twinlab 1481

Parsley, Dried 1467

King Vitamin Cereal 1452

Poppy Seed 1446

Cocoa Mix with Aspartame, Unprepared 1440

Foods High in Calcium Calcium (mg)

Instant Breakfast, Sugar-Free, Carnation 1429

Chocolate Chunk Granola Breakfast Bar 1389

Honey and Oats Crunch Breakfast Bar 1389

Chocolate Chip Chewy Breakfast Bar 1389

Parmesan Cheese, Grated 1376

Chervil, Dried 1350

Diet Fuel, Twinlab 1316

Hot Cocoa Mix, Fat Free, Weight Watchers Smart Options 1316

Dry Milk, Nonfat, Carnation 1304

Garden Salad, Nathan's 1289

Salsa, Taco Bell 1286

Rosemary, Dried 1283

Dry Milk without Vitamin A, Skim 1257

Dry Milk, Nonfat 1257

Parmesan Cheese, Shredded 1254

Cilantro, Dried 1250

Chinese Parsley, Dried 1250

Coriander Leaf, Dried 1250

Dry Milk, Nonfat, Instant 1231

Dry Milk without Vitamin A, Skim, Instant 1231

Fried Shrimp Platter, Nathan's 1231

Fennel Seed 1195

Parmesan Cheese, Hard 1184

Mixed Cereal with Honey, Baby Food, Dry 1183

Rice Cereal with Honey, Baby Food, Dry 1168

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal, Instant, Dry, Quaker 1163

Oatmeal with Honey, Baby Food, Dry 1154

Tarragon, Ground 1138

Swiss Cheese, Deli Thin Slices, Kraft 1087

Cinnamon and Spice Oatmeal, Instant, Dry, Quaker 1087

Romano Cheese, Frigo 1071

Foods High in Calcium Calcium (mg)

Milk & Egg Protein Mix, Low Fat, Challenge 1071

Parmesan Cheese, Frigo 1071

Romano Cheese 1064

Gruyere Cheese 1011

Ito Wakame Seaweed 1000

Kudos Chocolate Chunk Whole Grain Bar 1000

Bananas and Cream Oatmeal, Instant, Dry, Quaker 1000

Poultry Seasoning 993

Benniseeds with Shells, Roasted 989

Sesame Seeds with Shells, Roasted 989

Gingelly with Shells, Roasted 989

Sim-Sim with Shells, Roasted 989

Hamburger, Nathan's 978

Sim-Sim with Shells, Dried 976

Sesame Seeds with Shells, Dried 976

Benniseeds with Shells, Dried 976

Gingelly with Shells, Dried 976

Met Rx Drink Mix 972

Swiss Cheese 961

Gingelly Butter Paste 960

Benniseed Butter Paste 960

Sim-Sim Butter Paste 960

Sesame Butter Paste 960

Swiss Cheese, Aged, Kraft 952

Swiss Cheese, Sliced, Kraft 952

Cumin Seed 933

Dry Milk, Whole 912

Chewy Chocolate Raspberry Bar, Sweet Success 909

Goat Cheese, Hard 895

Lite Swiss Cheese, Finlandia 893

Cheddar Shreds, Healthy Choice 893

Foods High in Calcium Calcium (mg)

Mozzarella Ball, Healthy Choice 893

Lite Muenster Cheese, Finlandia 893

Mild Cheddar Cheese, Light, Shredded, Sargento 893

Parmesan Cheese, Shredded, Sargento 893

Parmesan & Romano Cheese, Shredded, Sargento 893

Mozzarella String Cheese, Nonfat, Healthy Choice 893

Mozzarella Cheese, Light, Shredded, Sargento 893

Dairy Drink Mix with Aspartame, Unprepared 880

Protabalase Me, Cybergenics 862

Phosphagain Dietary Supplement 862

Cheddar Cheese, Shredded, Non-Fat, Healthy Favorites 862

Blackstrap Molasses 860

Cinnamon Toast Oatmeal, Instant, Dry, Quaker 857

Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal, Instant, Dry, Quaker 857

Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal, Instant, Dry, Quaker 857

Strawberries 'n' Cream Oatmeal, Instant, Dry, Quaker 857

Hollywood Bread, Dark, Toasted 856

High-Calcium Bread, Dark, Toasted 856

Rice Cereal, Baby Food, Dry 850

Bay Leaf, Crumbled 833

Mozzarella String Cheese, Healthy Choice 833

Fancy Pizza Shreds, Healthy Choice 833

Mozzarella Cheese, Precious 833

Fancy Cheddar Shreds, Healthy Choice 833

Fancy Mozzarella Shreds, Healthy Choice 833

Mexican Shreds, Healthy Choice 833

Mozzarella Shreds, Healthy Choice 833

Total Cereal 833

Mozzarella Cheese, Fat Free, Shredded, Healthy Favorites 833

Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded, Kraft 833

Mozzarella Cheese, Fat Free, Shredded, Healthy Choice 833

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