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Food List High In Potassium

This answers the short gout question, “food list high in potassium.”

I have produced a table that lists foods high in potassium. Most gout sufferers should not worry about potassium. If you eat a healthy gout diet (see my Gout Diet Section), you will get adequate amounts of potassium.

The right amount of potassium is important for good health, but you must not eat too much. You must get advice from a doctor before trying to adjust potassium levels through diet. Some health conditions benefit from above average potassium, but some are made worse.

If you have been advised to lower your potassium intake (especially diabetic or kidney impaired people), treat the following list as foods to avoid. If you fall into this category, and would like to see a list of low potassium foods, then please let me know.

Note that potassium is a factor in the PRAL calculation, so many high potassium foods are also high alkalizing foods.

The table gives potassium values in milligrams per 100g serving. In many cases a typical serving is much less than this. To work out the amount of potassium in your food, divide the value from the table by 100 and multiply by your portion size in grams.

Current US recommendations are 4700 milligrams per day (www.health.gov/DietaryGuidelines/dga2005/document/pdf/Chapter8.pdf). This is an updated value on the FDA labeling standards 3500 milligrams per day (same as UK Recommended Daily Allowance). If you see any US food labels with % Daily Values for potassium, these are probably understated. UK & US recommendations are for all adults. Australian recommendations are gender specific – 3800 mg for Bruce, only 2800 for Sheila.

Food List High In Potassium
Food Kcals. Potassium PRAL Food Group
Leavening agents, cream of tartar 258 16500 -346.47 Baked Products
Leavening agents, baking powder, low-sodium 97 10100 -14.96 Baked Products
Parsley, freeze-dried 271 6300 -108.64 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Tea, instant, unsweetened, powder 315 6040 -116.70 Beverages
Tea, instant, unsweetened, powder, decaffeinated 315 6040 -116.70 Beverages
Spices, chervil, dried 237 4740 -92.40 Spices and Herbs
Spices, coriander leaf, dried 279 4466 -99.48 Spices and Herbs
Celery flakes, dried 319 4388 -84.46 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Spices, parsley, dried 276 3805 -81.49 Spices and Herbs
Coffee, instant, regular, powder 241 3535 -67.38 Beverages
Coffee, instant, regular, powder, half the caffeine 350 3535 -66.29 Beverages
Coffee, instant, decaffeinated, powder 224 3501 -67.16 Beverages
Radishes, oriental, dried 271 3494 -74.55 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Tea, instant, unsweetened, lemon-flavored, powder 346 3453 -68.90 Beverages
Spices, basil, dried 251 3433 -85.36 Spices and Herbs
Tomatoes, sun-dried 258 3427 -58.35 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Coffee, instant, with chicory, powder 351 3395 -63.58 Beverages
Spices, dill weed, dried 253 3308 -74.51 Spices and Herbs
Peppers, sweet, green, freeze-dried 314 3170 -52.33 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Peppers, sweet, red, freeze-dried 314 3170 -52.33 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Orange-flavor drink, KRAFT, TANG SUGAR FREE Low Calorie Drink Mix 217 3132 -65.79 Beverages
Orange-flavor drink, breakfast type, low calorie, powder 217 3132 -65.79 Beverages
Spices, tarragon, dried 295 3020 -64.51 Spices and Herbs
Chives, freeze-dried 311 2960 -59.81 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Cocoa mix, no sugar added, powder 377 2702 -29.00 Beverages
Cocoa mix, with aspartame, low calorie, powder, with added calcium phosphorus, without added sodium or vitamin A 359 2702 -8.26 Beverages
Yeast extract spread 158 2600 -42.92 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Soy flour, low-fat 372 2570 -17.62 Legumes and Legume Products
Soy flour, low-fat, crude protein basis (N x 6.25) 369 2570 -15.47 Legumes and Legume Products
Tea, instant, sweetened with sodium saccharin, lemon-flavored, powder, decaffeinated 338 2550 -50.27 Beverages
Tea, instant, sweetened with sodium saccharin, lemon-flavored, powder 338 2550 -50.27 Beverages
Carrot, dehydrated 341 2540 -42.39 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Spices, turmeric, ground 354 2525 -46.66 Spices and Herbs
Fruit-flavored drink, powder, with high vitamin C, low calorie 227 2518 -51.28 Beverages
Soy flour, full-fat, raw 436 2515 -31.44 Legumes and Legume Products
Soy flour, full-fat, raw, crude protein basis (N x 6.25) 434 2515 -29.84 Legumes and Legume Products
Cocoa, dry powder, hi-fat or breakfast, processed with alkali 295 2509 -30.37 Sweets
Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, processed with alkali 222 2509 -30.70 Sweets
Soy meal, defatted, raw 339 2490 -15.45 Legumes and Legume Products
Soy meal, defatted, raw, crude protein basis (N x 6.25) 337 2490 -13.37 Legumes and Legume Products
Coffee substitute, cereal grain beverage, powder 360 2443 -33.91 Beverages
Pepper, ancho, dried 281 2411 -41.11 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Leeks, (bulb and lower-leaf portion), freeze-dried 321 2400 -39.01 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Soy flour, defatted, crude protein basis (N x 6.25) 327 2384 -10.58 Legumes and Legume Products
Soy flour, defatted 330 2384 -12.76 Legumes and Legume Products
Spices, paprika 289 2344 -36.33 Spices and Herbs
Whey, acid, dried 339 2289 -24.28 Dairy and Egg Products
Dairy drink mix, chocolate, reduced calorie, with aspartame, powder 298 2240 -25.56 Beverages
Peppers, pasilla, dried 345 2222 -35.37 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Soy protein concentrate, produced by alcohol extraction 331 2202 0.37 Legumes and Legume Products
Beverage, milkshake mix, dry, not chocolate 328 2200 -45.77 Dairy and Egg Products
Seeds, sisymbrium sp. seeds, whole, dried 318 2130 -67.95 Nut and Seed Products
Whey, sweet, dried 353 2080 -17.78 Dairy and Egg Products
Soy flour, full-fat, roasted, crude protein basis (N x 6.25) 439 2041 -18.62 Legumes and Legume Products
Soy flour, full-fat, roasted 441 2041 -20.23 Legumes and Legume Products
Spices, pepper, red or cayenne 318 2014 -31.44 Spices and Herbs
Seeds, breadnuttree seeds, dried 367 2011 -35.63 Nut and Seed Products
Leavening agents, yeast, baker’s, active dry 295 2000 21.11 Baked Products
Gelatin desserts, dry mix, reduced calorie, with aspartame, added phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamin C 345 1985 -14.64 Sweets
Tomato powder 302 1927 -30.01 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Spearmint, dried 285 1924 -55.42 Spices and Herbs
Spices, chili powder 314 1916 -31.05 Spices and Herbs
Meat extender 313 1902 -5.89 Legumes and Legume Products
Peppers, hot chile, sun-dried 324 1870 -31.07 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Seeds, cottonseed meal, partially defatted (glandless) 367 1869 20.80 Nut and Seed Products
Coffee and cocoa (mocha) powder, with whitener and low calorie sweetener, decaffeinated 257 1856 -21.83 Beverages
Coffee and cocoa (mocha) powder, with whitener and low calorie sweetener 257 1856 -21.83 Beverages
Apricots, dehydrated (low-moisture), sulfured, uncooked 320 1850 -33.07 Fruits and Fruit Juices
Potatoes, mashed, dehydrated, granules with milk, dry form 358 1848 -28.46 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Palm hearts, raw 115 1806 -31.91 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 416 1797 -4.69 Legumes and Legume Products
Beans, white, mature seeds, raw 333 1795 -23.17 Legumes and Legume Products
Milk, dry, nonfat, regular, without added vitamin A 362 1794 -3.34 Dairy and Egg Products
Milk, dry, nonfat, regular, with added vitamin A 362 1794 -3.34 Dairy and Egg Products
Spices, cumin seed 375 1788 -31.97 Spices and Herbs
Seeds, cottonseed flour, partially defatted (glandless) 359 1772 16.98 Nut and Seed Products
Seeds, cottonseed flour, low fat (glandless) 332 1761 21.37 Nut and Seed Products
Snacks, potato chips, reduced fat 471 1744 -28.59 Snacks
Potato chips, without salt, reduced fat 487 1744 -28.59 Snacks
Spices, saffron 310 1724 -29.58 Spices and Herbs
Lima beans, large, mature seeds, raw 338 1724 -18.32 Legumes and Legume Products
Steelhead trout, dried, flesh (Shoshone Bannock) 382 1720 34.56 Ethnic Foods
Milk, dry, nonfat, instant, with added vitamin A 358 1705 -1.20 Dairy and Egg Products
Milk, dry, nonfat, instant, without added vitamin A 358 1705 -1.20 Dairy and Egg Products
Beverage, instant breakfast powder, chocolate, sugar-free, not reconstituted 358 1705 -16.92 Dairy and Egg Products
Spices, fennel seed 345 1694 -35.37 Spices and Herbs
Spices, oregano, dried 306 1669 -49.76 Spices and Herbs
Shallots, freeze-dried 348 1650 -22.75 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Snacks, potato chips, plain, salted 547 1642 -27.66 Snacks
Snacks, potato chips, fat free, salted 379 1628 -25.56 Snacks
Onions, dehydrated flakes 349 1622 -24.19 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Milk, buttermilk, dried 387 1592 -0.35 Dairy and Egg Products
Soy protein isolate, potassium type, crude protein basis 321 1590 35.27 Legumes and Legume Products
Soy protein isolate, potassium type 326 1590 31.53 Legumes and Legume Products
Kanpyo, (dried gourd strips) 258 1582 -28.95 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Cocoa, dry powder, hi-fat or breakfast, plain 299 1574 -11.85 Sweets
Tomatoes, sun-dried, packed in oil, drained 213 1565 -27.96 Vegetables and VegetableProducts
Spices, curry powder 325 1543 -26.10 Spices and Herbs
Beans, small white, mature seeds, raw 336 1542 -12.58 Legumes and Legume Products
Mushrooms, shiitake, dried 296 1534 -20.21 Vegetables and Vegetable Products

The table should tell you all you need to know about food list high in potassium. If it doesn’t, see the Gout Forum for personal help.

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6 replies on “Food List High In Potassium”

Thanks for the information. This is no less than the tenth time I have had to deal with gout at the base of my toes, and it is indeed painful. Just when I think I’ve got the right foods, it flairs up again, and I have to run to the computer to research what foods I’ve eaten that possibly brought on the the last incident. I had never thought about looking for foods to PREVENT gout! What a handy list! Thanks so much!

I am on a modified renal diet and I have to limit my potassium. the things I have been doing are not lowering it so I am looking for any info on all foods that I eat. I was looking for potassium levels for all foods not just the high levels so I am looking everywhere and that is why I want it. Gout has no relevance for me now. There is not enough potassium information out there to be accessed so anywhere I can get it will be a help.

As my nutrition charts attract many visitors who want facts about their food, but are not concerned with gout, I am moving all my detailed nutrition lists and information to a new website.

It is early days for my nutrition knowledge-base, but prompted by your comment, I have added a complete list of the potassium content of all common foods at .

The list is in a spreadsheet format (Excel), but as I note on the article, I can provide any format that you like. If you have any questions, opinions, or experiences that you wish to share about that potassium content of foods list, please use the Foodary website for support.

I really hope it helps you, and that you let me know on the other website if it has helped you or not.

Thanks for the high potassium food list with other information. I am a PKD patient and my potassium tends to get high. Another Patient’s potassium is very low. I also have the gout. This list will help so much.

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