Some foods have different amounts of potassium when they are cooked versus when they are fresh. Ask your doctor or dietitian what some of these foods are.

High-potassium foods

High-potassium foods and drinks are those with more than 200mg (200 milligrams) of potassium per serving.

Examples of foods that can be high in potassium include:

  • Some fruits, including: bananas, grapefruits, oranges, cantaloupes, raisins, and other dried fruits

  • Some vegetables, including: potatoes, brussels sprouts, tomatoes, asparagus, and cooked spinach

  • Beans (black beans, pinto beans, baked beans)

  • Most meats

  • Most fish

  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)

  • Nuts (including peanut butter)

  • Chocolate

Do not switch out one high potassium food for something else unless you know the substitute is low in potassium. Example: Do not switch out bananas for plantains. Plantains have even more potassium than bananas!

Low-potassium foods

Low-potassium foods and drinks are those with less than 100mg (100 milligrams) of potassium per serving.

Examples of foods that can be low in potassium include:

  • Some fruits, including: grapes, strawberries, blueberries

  • Some vegetables, including: cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers

  • Most breads and bread products

  • Rice

  • Pasta