Does Almond Milk Have More Calcium Than Cow's Milk?

Does Almond Milk Have More Calcium Than Cow's Milk?

Cow's milk naturally contains significantly more calcium than almond milk. Nonfortified almond milk has only 2 milligrams of calcium per serving, whereas cow's milk has roughly 200 milligrams in an 8-ounce serving.

Generally, almond milk, along with other milk alternatives such as soy, rice and coconut milk, are fortified with calcium and vitamin D to make them more nutritious. The popularity of almond milk has, as of 2014, risen considerably. Bovine milk, however, still commands a 90 percent share of the milk market over the alternatives. Almond milk is a water-intensive product; it takes over a gallon of water to produce a single almond.