Calcium is the most common mineral in your body. It is essential for bone growth and strength, blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve function and helping your digestive enzymes work properly. As well as getting enough calcium in your diet, vitamin D is needed to help your body absorb and utilise calcium. Calcium is a very stable mineral with minimal calcium losses in cooking vegetables (about 5%).
Veggies are cheapest and tastiest when they are considered ‘in season’—so it pays to keep an eye out at your local shop for what’s in abundance.