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Food Sources of Calcium ranked by milligrams of calcium per standard amount; also calories in the standard amount. (All are 20% of AI for adults 19-50, which is 1,000 mg/day.)

Food, Standard Amount

Calcium (mg)

Calories

Plain yogurt, non-fat (13 g protein/8 oz), 8-oz container

452

127

Romano cheese, 1.5 oz

452

165

Pasteurized process Swiss cheese, 2 oz

438

190

Plain yogurt, low-fat (12 g protein/8 oz), 8-oz container

415

143

Fruit yogurt, low-fat (10 g protein/8 oz), 8-oz container

345

232

Swiss cheese, 1.5 oz

336

162

Ricotta cheese, part skim, ?/font> cup

335

170

Pasteurized process American cheese food, 2 oz

323

188

Provolone cheese, 1.5 oz

321

150

Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, 1.5 oz

311

129

Cheddar cheese, 1.5 oz

307

171

Fat-free (skim) milk, 1 cup

306

83

Muenster cheese, 1.5 oz

305

156

1% low-fat milk, 1 cup

290

102

Low-fat chocolate milk (1%), 1 cup

288

158

2% reduced fat milk, 1 cup

285

122

Reduced fat chocolate milk (2%), 1 cup

285

180

Buttermilk, low-fat, 1 cup

284

98

Chocolate milk, 1 cup

280

208

Whole milk, 1 cup

276

146

Yogurt, plain, whole milk (8 g protein/8 oz), 8-oz container

275

138

Ricotta cheese, whole milk, ?/font> cup

255

214

Blue cheese, 1.5 oz

225

150

Mozzarella cheese, whole milk, 1.5 oz

215

128

Feta cheese, 1.5 oz

210

113

Source: Nutrient values from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 17. Foods are from ARS single nutrient reports, sorted in descending order by nutrient content in terms of common household measures. Food items and weights in the single nutrient reports are adapted from those in 2002 revision of USDA Home and Garden Bulletin No. 72, Nutritive Value of Foods. Mixed dishes and multiple preparations of the same food item have been omitted from this table.

 
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