I’ve been playing a survivor and he’s reached Winter on (30 day seasons) but in that time i’ve noticed something that keeps cropping up a lot.
Most of the foods in the game which are tagged for Calcium only have around 4% Calcium, with exclusion of Eggs (20%), Cheese (62%), Milk (62%) and Coconut Milk (83%).
Considering how rare fresh dairy products are in the wasteland i’ve certainly taken to dehydrating any rotten milk i’ve found, but I got to wondering about other foods which would be rich in Calcium and provide that variety and balance which we’re gunning for in creating a varied diet for our survivor.
I did some brief searches on things and found a few interesting notes about certain foods and how much Calcium they contained.
Dandelion Greens 100g - 187 mg
Sardines 100g - 382 mg
Salmon 100g - 382 mg
Spinach 100g - 99 mg
Almonds 100g - 264 mg
milk(wholefat) 100g - 113 mg
milk(nonfat) 100g - 122 mg
milk(powdered) 100g - 912 mg
cheese(cheddar) 100g - 721 mg
cheese(american) 100g - 1045 mg
eggs (boiled) 100g - 50 mg
eggs (scrambled) 100g - 66 mg
So a few things surprised me. Eggs have less Calcium per 100g serving than say 100g Dandelion greens, but in the game they are rated at 20% and 8% respectively.
Oily fish such as Sardines and Salmon have more Calcium per 100g than a 100g serving of milk. (I never even knew that these fish were so calcium rich in the first place) though, canned Sardines and Salmon ingame are rated at 4% Calcium.
I know that the Nutritional feature of Cataclysm is relatively new, so I figured I’d bring these points across; more so since it seems even with my best efforts to have my survivor take in a balanced and nutritional diet of meat, veg, fruit and dairy, Hypocalcemia seems to crop up a LOT more than anything else i’ve ever had. (And i’ve not had any of the other deficiencies yet) so I guess it means that particular ailment needs tweaking or foods need to be a little more balanced to what they should offer in terms of nutrition.
This is just what i’ve noticed from this one side of things, but i’d be curious if anyone else had any other oddities occuring with their diet in Cata.