Phosphorus is a mineral that is found in almost all foods.

Foods and drinks that are very high in phosphorus include:

  • Milk and cheese
  • Fish
  • Red meat
  • Dried beans and peas
  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Whole grain bread
  • Bran
  • Cocoa
  • Dark-colored sodas
  • Beer

Foods that are low in phosphorus include:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables

Download the phosphorus food guide to find out about phosphorus in many common foods.

For more information on keeping track of phosphorus in the foods you eat, recipes low in phosphorus, and cooking demonstrations for low-phosphorus recipes, visit Kidney Kitchen.