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CALCIUM CONTENT OF FOODS 

Calcium Content of Milk Products
Food		    Serving		   Calcium  Rating	
						(mg)
Brie cheese		50 g			92	*
Buttermilk		1 cup		        301	***
Camembert cheese	50 g			193	**
Cheese, firm such as	50 g			350	***
 Brick, Edam, Cheddar
Cottage Cheese,		1/2 cup			87	*
 creamed, 2%, 1%
Feta Cheese		50 g			254	**
Ice Cream		3/4 cup			140	*
Ice Milk		1/2 cup			109	*
Milk, whole, 2%,	1 cup			315	***
 1%, skim
Milk, chocolate		1 cup			300	***
Milk, fortified		1 cup			420	***
Milk, powder, dry	6 Tbsp			318	***
Mozzarella cheese	50 g			269	**
Mozzarella cheese	50 g			366	***
 partly skimmed
Parmesan cheese, grated	3 Tbsp			262	**
Processed cheese slices	
 2 thin			42 g			256	**
 2 thick		62 g			384	***
Processed cheese spread	3 Tbsp			252	**
Ricotta cheese		1/4 cup			103	*
Ricotta cheese,		1/4 cup			136	*
 partly skimmed
Swiss cheese		50 g			480	***
Yogurt drink		175 g			186	**
Yogurt, frozen		1/2 cup			147	*
Yogurt, fruit-flavor    3/4 cup			259	**
Yogurt, plain		3/4 cup			292	***
Yogurt, fortified	3/4 cup			344	***
 fruit-flavor
Yogurt, fortified	3/4 cup			388	***
 plain
Rating as established according to Canadian Food and Drugs 
Regulations
*    Source of calcium
**   Good source of calcium
***  Excellent source of calcium
Source: Health Canada, Canadian Nutrient File, 1991
Food			Serving			Calcium	Rating
						(mg)
Baked Custard		1/2 cup	                157	*
Cheese pizza		1/4 of a large		296	***
Chicken a la King	1 cup		        135	*
Custard pie		1/6 of a pie		146	*
Lasagna			1 cup		        286	***
Macaroni and cheese	1 cup		        383	***
   (homemade)
Milkshake		10 oz.			332	***
Pancakes made with milk	3 medium		179	**
Pudding, vanilla, choc. 1/2 cup)	        140	*
Quiche Lorraine		1/6 of a pie		336	***
Rice Pudding	        1/2 cup          	137	*
Soups made with milk 	1 cup    		189	**
   such as cream of broccoli
   chicken, mushroom, tomato
Rating as established according to Canadian Food and Drugs 
Regulations
*    Source of calcium
**   Good source of calcium
***  Excellent source of calcium
Source: Health Canada, Canadian Nutrient File, 1991
Add dried milk to soups, casseroles, puddings, breads, cakes, 
desserts to increase the calcium content of that food. 
Try calcium fortified rice milk or Soya products.

          
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           Some foods high in calcium

CHEESE:
ITEM SERVING CALOR. FAT SAT. FAT PROT. SOD. CALCIUM
RICOTTA, PART SKIM 1 cup 339.5 19.5g 12g 28g 307mg 669mg
RICOTTA, WHOLE MILK 1 cup 428 32g 20.5g 27.5g 207mg 509mg
PARMESAN, GRATED 1 oz. 129 8.5g 5.5g 12g 528mg 390mg
PARMESAN, HARD 1 oz. 111 7.5g 4.5g 10g 454mg 335.5mg
ROMANO 1 oz. 109.5 7.5g 5g 9g 340mg 301.5mg
ITEM SERVING CALOR. FAT SAT. FAT PROT. SOD. CALCIUM
GRUYERE 1 oz. 117 9g 5.5g 8.5g 95.5mg 286.5mg
SWISS 1 oz. 106.5 8g 5g 8g 73.5mg 272.5mg
SWISS, PASTEURIZED* 1 oz. 94.5 7g 4.5g 7g 388.5mg 219mg
PROVOLONE 1 oz. 99.5 7.5g 5g 7g 248mg 214.5mg
MONTEREY 1 oz. 106 8.5g 5.5g 7g 152mg 211.5mg
MILK:
ITEM SERVING CALOR. FAT SAT. FAT PROT. SOD. CALCIUM
GOAT 1 cup 168 10g 6.5g 8.5g 121.5mg 325.5mg
SKIM W/VIT.A 1 cup 85.5 0.5g 0.5g 8.5g 126mg 302.5mg
1% W/VIT.A 1 cup 102 2.5g 1.5g 8g 123mg 300mg
2% W/VIT.A 1 cup 121 4.5g 3g 8g 122mg 296mg
WHOLE MILK 1 cup 150 8g 5g 8g 119.5mg 291.5mg
YOGURT:
ITEM SERVING CALOR. FAT SAT. FAT PROT. SOD. CALCIUM
PLAIN, SKIM MILK 8 oz. 126.5 0.5g 0 13g 173.5mg 452mg
PLAIN, LOW FAT 8 oz. 143.5 3.5g 2.5g 12g 159.5mg 414.5mg
FRUIT, LOW FAT 8 oz. 231.5 2.5g 1.5g 10g 132.5mg 345mg
PLAIN, WHOLE MILK 8 oz. 139.5 7.5g 5g 8g 105.5mg 274mg
                  Source: USDA - Nutrient Data Lab (Sept. 1996) - all data rounded to nearest 0.5

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