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 Post subject: Urban Legend: Quinoa Has More Calcium Than Cows Milk
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:43 am 
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There is an urban legend going around on the internet ( and in at least one cookbook that I happened to buy ) that 1 cup of cooked quinoa has more calcium than a quart of milk.

This isn't true. One cup of cooked quinoa has about 1/10 the calcium of just 1 cup of cows milk.

From the USDA nutrition database:
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/6430

Not to be entirely negative, there are tasty vegan calcium sources that do match and exceed the amount of calcium found in cows milk:
http://beforewisdom.com/blog/milkandbon ... g-calcium/

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 Post subject: Re: Urban Legend: Quinoa Has More Calcium Than Cows Milk
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:51 pm 
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isnt it true that although milk is high in calcium, it absorbs poorly?

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 Post subject: Re: Urban Legend: Quinoa Has More Calcium Than Cows Milk
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:58 pm 
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If you click the second link in my post you will a comparison of total calcium and % absorbed for milk as compared to various vegetables.

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 Post subject: Re: Urban Legend: Quinoa Has More Calcium Than Cows Milk
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Thanks for the link. Always good to know calcium intake and obsorbtion rates.


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