Calcium Foods

Foods high in Calcium

Many of us love putting together a "salad" for our birds. To help you choose good greens, here is a list of some of the greens that are highest in calcium.

Broccoli: A great dark green vegie rich in calcium. Can be given raw, juiced, or lightly steamed.

Cabbage: Cabbage is an inexpensive vegetable very rich in calcium and other alkaline minerals. Small amounts of cabbage can be added to juices, served raw in a birdie slaw salad or even slightly cooked.

Celery: Celery is often thought of as a not so important food but it is very pleasing to the palate, easy to eat raw, and rich in calcium and sodium.

Chinese cabbage (Bok Choy): There are many varieties of Chinese cabbage. Most people are more familiar with bok choy, for example. They are all extremely rich in calcium, and enjoyable to eat raw. Bok choy is especially good chopped in salads.

Collard greens: Collard greens are very rich in minerals, and can be added to juices, lightly steamed, or served raw in a birdie salad.

Kale: Kale is extremely rich in calcium. It can be steamed or served raw in a birdie salad.

Arugula: Arugula, also called roquette, is fairly strong but is a nice addition to fresh salads and is very rich in calcium.

Turnip greens: Turnip greens are extremely rich in calcium. They can be juiced, or added to salads, or steamed.

Mustard greens: This is one of the most alkaline greens. It can be added to salads and juices, or lightly steamed.

Spinach: Spinach is rich in calcium and very enjoyable to eat raw, especially when the leaves are young, juiced, or lightly steamed. However spinach also contains oxalic acid which interferes with calcium being absorbed. For that reason it is not recommended for every day feeding.