CALCIUM CONTENT OF LEAFY GREENS

Quantities are per one ounce (28 grams) of fresh produce ~


Romaine  ~  9.2 mg

Red Leaf  ~  9.2 mg

Green Leaf  ~  10.1 mg

Brussels Sprouts  ~  11.8 mg ~ high in Vitamin C; may cause gas

Broccoli  ~  13.4 mg ~ may cause gas

Chard  ~  14.3 mg

Endive (Chicory)  ~  14.6 mg

Cilantro  ~  18.8 mg

Spinach  ~  27.7 mg ~ high in Oxalic Acid (oxalic acid with calcium forms most bladder and kidney stones)

Mustard Greens  ~  28.8 mg

Bok Choy  ~  29.4 mg ~ may cause gas

Beet Greens  ~  32.8 mg ~ high in Oxalic Acid

Watercress  ~  33.6 mg

Kale  ~  37.8 mg ~ high in Vitamin C; solidifies calcium (stones)

Parsley  ~  38.6 mg ~ high in Vitamin C

Collard Greens  ~  40.6 mg

Basil  ~  49.6 mg

Dandelion Greens  ~   52.4 mg

Turnip Greens  ~  53.2 mg

Spearmint, Fresh  ~  55.7 mg

Peppermint  ~  68.0 mg

Grape Leaves   ~  102.0 mg

Spearmint, Dried   ~  417.0 mg


Data not available for ~

Carrot Tops

Clover

Escarole

Raddichio

Raspberry Leaves

Wheat Grass



Sources ~

http://www.nutritiondata.com

Information regarding Oxalic Acid provided by Bunspace Administration at ~ http://www.bunspace.com/forum/thread?tid=8212&posts_tgp_no=last

Information regarding Vitamin C and calcium reaction provided by Todd Cecil, DVM, DABVP, Pet Emergency & Specialty Clinic, La Mesa, California (our vet)

Advice to feed a higher proportion of low calcium vegetables to help flush out calcium provided by ~ Erin Harrison, DVM, Small Animal Clinic, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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