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Non-dairy sources of calcium

kale leaves imageFor those who choose not to consume milk products


There are calcium choices for those who do not consume dairy products, though they are not part of the Dairy Group. The amount of calcium that can be absorbed from these foods varies.

  • Calcium-fortified juices, cereals, breads, rice milk, or almond milk

  • Canned fish (sardines, salmon with bones)

  • Soybeans, soy products (tofu made with calcium sulfate, soy yogurt, tempeh), and some other beans

  • Some leafy greens (collard and turnip greens, kale, bok choy)

For more information, see the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Food Sources of Calcium.