Beyond Bananas: 13 Potassium-Rich Foods

Beyond Bananas: 13 Potassium-Rich Foods

Potassium is More than Just Bananas

When looking to add more potassium to your diet, most people think of bananas as being the go-to, high-in-potassium, food source. One banana has about 420 mg of potassium, and is definitely a good source for increasing this important mineral in your diet. But, did you know that there are a wide variety of potassium-rich foods to choose from? Here are 13 foods with more potassium content than the average banana.

• Salmon (4 oz): 425 mg
• Cantaloupe (1 cup): 427 mg
• Pistachios (1.5 oz): 445 mg
• Carrots, raw (2 each): 460 mg
• Kiwi Fruit (2 each): 464 mg
• Coconut Water (8 oz) 488 mg
• Brussel Sprouts, cooked (1 cup): 495 mg
• Figs, dried (4 each): 516 mg
• Beets, cooked (1 cup): 519 mg
• Butternut, cooked (1 cup): 580 mg
• Lima Beans (1 cup): 700 mg
• Swiss Chard, cooked (1 cup): 960 mg
• Avocado (1 each): 975 mg

Research Sources

Essense of Life Potassium Health Topic
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Foods With More Potassium Than a Banana

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