Vegan Calcium Sources
WHERE DO VEGANS GET THEIR CALCIUM?
plays an integral role in helping to build strong bones and teeth, regulating muscle contractions (including your heartbeat) and making sure blood clots normally- but where do vegans get their calcium from, and how can we make sure we get enough of this essential mineral?
Well, good news! Milk isn’t the only way folks! There are tons of plant based foods that are high in calcium! As long as you are eating a varied and balanced diet you should be getting all the calcium you need.
Check out some examples here!
½ cup of tofu yields the same amount of calcium as a glass of cow’s milk- as does 1/2 cup of cooked Chinese mustard greens, 1 cup of bok choy, 1½ cups of kale, 2 cups of broccoli and 1 cup of dried figs!
GREAT SOURCES OF PLANT BASED CALCIUM FOR VEGANS:
Chia seeds are a great source of vegan calcium! Beans, pulses, chickpeas, lentils, amaranth, sesame seeds (tahini!), edamame beans and dried fruit, such as raisins, prunes, figs and dried apricots are all calcium rich foods also, as well as vegetables with a thick stem such as broccoli, pak choi and cauliflower. It can also be found in brown and white bread and fortified oat, soya and rice milk. Spinach, chard and collard greens also contain it but it’s not so easily absorbed in the body so be sure that these are not your only sources of calcium.
COME AND GET SOME!
Want to get a calcium fix?
Both our Auburger and Classic burger are good sources of vegan calcium!
Grab yours today from The Vurger Co. Shoreditch and Canary Wharf!