Potassium Finder

 

POTASSIUM – found mainly in fresh fruits and vegetables.

• Limit yourself to 1 high potassium fruit or vegetable per day.
• Monitor your serum potassium level (normal is 3.5-5.5 mEq/l).
• Use the following list to keep your daily potassium intake between 2000-3000 mg.

 


LOW POTASSIUM FOODS

 

Beverages                            MgK

Apple juice (1/2 c)                  125

Alcohol: gin, vodka ,

 Whiskey (3 oz)                          3

Beer (12 oz)                              90

Coffee (1 c)                               85

Cranberry juice (1/2 c)              15

Gatorade (1c)                            20

Grape juice (1/2 c)                  145

Hi-C & Koolaid (1 c)                     5

Lemonaid (1 c)                           15

Orange Tang (1 c)                     50

Soda pop (12 oz)                       50

Tea (1 c)                                    25

Wine (4 oz)                              110

 

Breads & Cereals               

Crackers, graham-2

 soda-10, snack-15                   50

Pasta  (1/2 c)                            50

Rice (1 c)                                   60

Sweet roll/doughnut (1)            40

White bread (1 slice)                 30

Whole grain bread

 (1 slice)                                     70

Cereals (1 c)                      40-140

 

Dairy Products                   

Cheese (1 oz)                            25

Cottage cheese (1/2 c)             85

Cream – sour

 whipping (1 T)                          15

Half-n-half (1 T)                        40

Sherbet (1 c)                             40

 

Fruits                                    

Applesauce (1/2 c)                    95

Blackberries, boysenberries,

  Raspberries (1/2 c)               120

Blueberries (1c)                       120

Cherries (1/2 c)                       135

Grapes (1/2 c)                         140

Grapefruit (1/2)                       135

Lemon, lime (1)                          85

Pears, canned (1/2 c)             110

Pineapple (1/2)                        115

Rhubard, ckd (1/2)                  115

Tangerine (1)                          125

Watermelon (1/2 c)                 100

 

Meat, Fish and Poultry     

All meat, fish &

 Poultry (1 oz)                         110

Egg (1)                                     65

 

Vegetables

Cooked unless otherwise noted

Asparagus (5 spears)              140

Beans: green, wax

  (1/2 c)                                   100

Bean sprouts,

 raw (1/2 c)                             115

Cabbage (1/2 c)                      125

Corn (1/2 c)                             130

Cucumber, raw (1/2 c)            110

Lettuce, raw (1/2 c)                130


Vegetables

cooked unless otherwise noted

Onion (1/2 c)                           115

Peas, green (1/2 c) 110

Radishes, raw (10)  145

Soakes potatoes (1/2 c)            80

Summer squash (1/2 c)           125

Water chestnuts (4)                125

 

Snacks & Condiments          

Candy, hard (6)                        1

Candy, chocolate (1 oz)          110

Corn chips (1 oz)                      25

Popcorn, popped (3 c)             85

Cake, iced (1 cupcake)             60

Cookies, assorted

 (4 small)                                  125

Coconut (1/4 c)                        50

Jam & jelly (1 T)                       15

 

MEDIUM POTASSIUM FOODS

 

Beverages                            MgK

Apricot nectar (1/2 c)              150

Grapefruit juice (1/2 c)            200

Orange juice (1/2 c)                250

Pineapple juice (1/2 c)             185

 

Breads & Cereals               

Raisin Bran (1 c)                      240

 

Dairy Products                   

Ice cream (1 c)                        230

Pudding (1/2 c)                        170

Custard (1/2 c)                        175

 

Fruits                                    

Apple (1)                                 165

Fruit cocktail (1/2 c)                205

Mango (1/2 c)                          155

Melons (1/2 c)                         215

Peaches, canned

 (1/2 c)                                    170

Pear (1)                                   190

Plums (3)                                 180

Prunes (1/4 c)                         235

 

Vegetables

Cooked unless otherwise noted

Broccoli (1/2 c)                        210

Brussel sprouts (1/2 c)            230

Beets (1/2 c)                           180

Carrots (1/2 c)                        170

Cauliflower (1/2 c)                   160

Celery (1 stalk)                        155

Egg plant (1/2 c)                     150

Green pepper, raw (1)            250

Lentils (1/2 c)                          170

Mixed vegetables

 (1/2)                                       190

Mushrooms, raw

 (1/2 c)                                    170

Okra (8 pods)                          250

Rutabagas (1/2 c)                   240

 

Snack Foods & Condiments

Molasses (1 T)                         215

Peanut butter (2 T)                 200

 

HIGH POTASSIUM FOODS

Beverages                            MgK

Cocoa (1 c)                              365

Milk (1 c)                                  350

Prune juice (1/2 c)                   300

Tomato or vegetable

 Juice (1/2 c)                           270

 

Breads & Cereals                               

All Bran (1/2 c)                        260

 

Dairy Products                   

Buttermilk (1 c)                        345

Milk (1 c)                                  350

Yogurt (1 c)                             400

 

Fruits                                    

Apricots (3)                             300

Avocados (1/4)                       340

Banana, large (1/2)                 250

Figs, dried (1/3 c)                    320

Kiwi fruit (1)                             340

Nectarine (1)                           400

Orange (1)                              265

Papaya (1/2 c)                        355

Peach (1)                                 300

Raisins  (1/2 c)                        275

 

Vegetables

Cooked unless otherwise noted

Artichoke (1)                           360

Avocado, raw (1/4)                 340

Beans: kidney, lima,

 navy, pinto (1/2 c)                 350

Greens: beet, collard,

 Turnip (3/4 c)                         280

Nuts (1/4 c)                             335

Parsnips (1/2 c)                       295

Potatoes (1/2 c)                      325

Pumpkin (1/2 c)                       295

Spinach (1/2 c)                        295

Split peas, black-

 Eyed peas (1/2 c)                   310

Tomato, raw (1)                      350

Winter squash (1/2 c)             470

Yams (1/2 c)                            300

 

Snack Foods & Condiments

Potato chips (1 oz)                  290

Salt substitute (1 t)              2300

 (made from potassium

  chloride)

 

c = cup/T = tablespoon/T = teaspoon

oz = ounce/mg = milligrams/K = potassium