If you look at the USDA “Dairy” Food Group, you will see that not all milk products are listed as “Dairy”.
Huh?? Why?? Why is Cream not dairy?
And wait–Why is Ice Cream considered “Dairy”?
Butter is not?? Cream cheese is not?
Don’t they all come from the same thing??
Foods like cream are primarily fat, so there is no significant calcium content. Same with butter. Cream cheese is also a lot of fat and water, so the calcium content is very low.
So next time you are trying to get your daily servings of dairy, do your research, and remember that not all milk products are considered “dairy!”