Potassium Food List
 
 

What foods are high in potassium (greater than 200 milligrams per portion)?

The following table lists foods that are high in potassium. The portion size is ½ cup unless otherwise stated. Please be sure to check portion sizes. While all the foods on this list are high in potassium, some are higher than others.

High-Potassium Foods

Fruits

Vegetables

Other Foods

Apricot , raw (2 medium)
dried (5 halves)

Acorn Squash
Artichoke

Bran/Bran products

Avocado (¼ whole)

Bamboo Shoots

Chocolate (1.5-2 ounces)

Banana (½ whole)

Baked Beans

Granola

Cantaloupe

Butternut Squash

Milk, all types (1 cup)

Dates (5 whole)

Refried Beans

Molasses (1 Tablespoon)

Dried fruits

Beets, fresh then boiled

Nutritional Supplements:
  Use only under the
  direction of your doctor
  or dietitian. Nuts/seeds

Figs, dried

Black Beans

Grapefruit Juice

Broccoli, cooked

Honeydew

Brussels Sprouts

Nuts and Seeds (1 ounce)

Kiwi (1 medium)

Chinese Cabbage

Peanut Butter (2 tbs.)

Mango(1 medium)

Carrots, raw

Salt Substitutes/Lite Salt

Nectarine(1 medium)

Dried Beans and Peas

Salt Free Broth

Orange(1 medium)

Greens, except Kale

Snuff/Chewing Tobacco

Orange Juice

Hubbard Squash

Yogurt

Papaya (½ whole)

Kohlrabi

Pomegranate (1 whole)

Lentils

Pomegranate Juice

Legumes

Prunes

Mushrooms, canned

Prune Juice

Parsnips

Raisins

Potatoes, white and sweet

 

Pumpkin

 

Rutabagas

 

Spinach, cooked

 

Tomatoes/Tomato products

 

Vegetable Juices

 

 

 

What foods are low in potassium?

The following table list foods which are low in potassium. A portion is ½ cup unless otherwise noted. Eating more than 1 portion can make a lower potassium food into a higher potassium food.

Low-Potassium Foods

Fruits

Vegetables

Other Foods

Apple (1 medium)

Alfalfa sprouts

Rice

Apple Juice

Asparagus (6 spears)

Noodles

Applesauce

Beans, green or wax

Pasta

Apricots, canned in juice

Cabbage, green and red Carrots, cooked

Bread and bread products: (Not Whole Grains)

Blackberries

Cauliflower

Cake: angel, yellow

Blueberries

Celery (1 stalk)

Coffee: limit to 8 ounces

Cherries

Corn, fresh (½ ear) frozen (½ cup)

Pies without chocolate or high potassium fruit

Cranberries

Cucumber

Cookies without nuts or chocolate

Fruit Cocktail

Eggplant

Tea: limit to 16 ounces

Grapes

Cucumber

Grape Juice

Eggplant

Grapefruit (½ whole)

Kale

Mandarin Oranges

Lettuce

Peaches, fresh (1 small) canned (½ cup)

Mixed Vegetablesa

Pears, fresh (1 small) canned (½ cup)

Mushrooms, fresh

Pineapple

Okra

Pineapple Juice

Onionss

Plums (1 whole)

Parsley

Raspberries

Peas, green Peppers

Strawberries

Radish

Tangerine (1 whole)

Rhubarb

Watermelon(limit to 1 cup)

Water Chestnuts, canned

Watercress

Yellow Squash

Zucchini Squash

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