Silk Boosts Calcium

Soymilk company Silk announced that it will be increasing the calcium levels of its products to exceed those of dairy.

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After the USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines labeled calcium a “nutrient of concern,” Silk has decided to boost the calcium content in its products to be 50 percent higher than that of dairy milk. One eight-ounce serving of plain Silk will now have 45 percent of the daily recommended amount of calcium, whereas prior to the announcement, it had 30 percent, equal to a typical serving of dairy milk. Vegan author Kathy Freston, the spokesperson for the campaign, says of the change, “Now that Silk’s soymilk line contains 50 percent more calcium than typical dairy milk, it is an easy and delicious way to help people meet their daily calcium requirements while getting all the benefits of plant-based nutrition.”

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