High Potassium Foods – Pork Table

Many meats are high potassium foods. They are frequently left off lists that include other high potassium foods. Pork is one of those foods that is high in potassium and is left off most lists. Not all cuts have large amounts of potassium, though. And there are a number of factors beyond the potassium content that influence the health effects of pork. Probably the biggest is the high fat content. And the fat is the undesirable saturated kind. The cuts that are highest in fat are also the lowest in potassium. But by limiting your pork consumption to small amounts and only lean cuts, pork can contribute to your potassium intake for the day.

The weights for the potassium and sodium are milligrams. The potassium and sodium values given are for 100 grams (about 3 1/2 oz) of food.

As usual, K is potassium, and Na is sodium.

Except for the potassium to sodium ratio (which we calculated), the source of data is: USDA National Nutrient Database Standard Reference – Release 22.

Food K Na Ratio K:Na
Pork, fresh, leg (ham), whole, separable lean and fat,
roasted
352 60 5.9
Pork, fresh, leg (ham), whole, separable lean
only, roasted
373 64 5.8
Pork, fresh, leg (ham), rump half, separable
lean and fat, roasted
374 62 6
Pork, fresh, leg (ham), rump half, separable
lean only, roasted
391 65 6
Pork, fresh, leg (ham), shank half, separable
lean and fat, roasted
338 59 5.7
Pork, fresh, leg (ham), shank half, separable
lean only, roasted
360 64 5.6
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and
fat, braised
374 48 7.8
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and
fat, broiled
423 62 6.8
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and
fat, roasted
408 59 6.9
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean only,
braised
387 50 7.7
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean only,
broiled
438 64 6.8
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean only,
roasted
425 58 7.3
Pork, fresh, loin, blade (roasts), bone-in,
separable lean and fat, refuse removed, roasted
326 30 10.9
Pork, fresh, loin, blade (roasts), bone-in,
separable lean only,refuse removed, roasted
349 29 12
Pork, fresh, loin, center loin (roasts),
bone-in, separable lean and fat, refuse removed, roasted
352 63 5.6
Pork, fresh, loin, center loin (roasts),
bone-in, separable lean only, refuse removed, roasted
362 66 5.5
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (roasts),
bone-in, separable lean and fat, refuse removed, roasted
421 46 9.2
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (roasts),
bone-in, separable lean only,refuse removed, roasted
437 47 9.3
Pork, fresh, loin, sirloin (chops), bone-in,
separable lean and fat, broiled
383 68 5.6
Pork, fresh, loin, sirloin (chops), bone-in,
separable lean only, broiled
401 72 5.6
Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean
only,refuse removed, roasted
421 57 7.4
Pork, fresh, loin, top loin (chops), boneless,
separable lean and fat, broiled
357 44 8.1
Pork, fresh, loin, top loin (chops), boneless,
separable lean only, broiled
367 45 8.2
Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean
and fat, roasted
329 68 4.8
Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean
only, roasted
346 75 4.6
Pork, fresh, shoulder, arm picnic, separable
lean and fat, roasted
325 70 4.6
Pork, fresh, shoulder, arm picnic, separable
lean only, refuse removed, roasted
351 80 4.4
Pork, fresh, shoulder, blade, boston (steaks),
separable lean and fat, broiled
326 69 4.7
Pork, fresh, shoulder, blade, boston (roasts),
separable lean and fat, refuse removed, roasted
332 67 5
Pork, fresh, shoulder, (Boston butt), blade
(steaks), separable lean only, braised
318 60 5.3
Pork, fresh, shoulder, blade, boston (roasts),
separable lean only, refuse removed, roasted
427 88 4.9
Pork, fresh, spareribs, separable lean and
fat,refuse removed, braised
320 93 3.4
Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products,
heart, braised
206 35 5.9
Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products,
liver, refuse removed, braised
150 49 3.1
Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products,
pancreas, refuse removed, braised
168 42 4
Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in,
separable lean only, pan-fried
365 78 4.7
Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products,
tail, refuse removed, simmered
157 25 6.3
Pork, fresh, loin, center loin (chops),
bone-in, separable lean only, pan-fried
449 86 5.2
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (chops),
bone-in, separable lean only, pan-fried
455 52 8.8
Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in,
separable lean and fat, pan-fried
332 67 5
Pork, fresh, loin, center loin (chops),
bone-in, separable lean and fat, pan-fried
425 80 5.3
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (chops),
bone-in, separable lean and fat, pan-fried
430 50 8.6
Pork, fresh, loin, top loin (chops), boneless,
separable lean only, pan-fried
500 57 8.8
Pork, fresh, loin, top loin (chops), boneless,
separable lean and fat, pan-fried
479 55 8.7
Pork, fresh, backribs, separable lean and fat,
refuse removed, roasted
315 101 3.1
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (chops),
boneless, separable lean and fat, broiled
401 62 6.5
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (chops),
boneless, separable lean and fat, pan-fried
428 50 8.6
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (roasts),
boneless, separable lean and fat, refuse removed, roasted
346 48 7.2
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (chops),
boneless, separable lean only, broiled
420 65 6.5
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (roasts),
boneless, separable lean only, refuse removed, roasted
363 50 7.3
Pork, fresh, loin, country-style ribs,
separable lean and fat, refuse removed, roasted
344 52 6.6
Pork, fresh, loin, country-style ribs,
separable lean only, refuse removed, roasted
349 29 12
Pork, fresh, loin, sirloin (chops), boneless,
separable lean and fat, broiled
372 56 6.6
Pork, fresh, loin, sirloin (roasts), boneless,
separable lean and fat, refuse removed, roasted
402 56 7.2
Pork, fresh, loin, sirloin (chops), boneless,
separable lean only, broiled
377 56 6.7
Pork, fresh, loin, sirloin (roasts), boneless,
separable lean only, refuse removed, roasted
405 56 7.2
Pork, fresh, ground, cooked 362 73 5
Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean
and fat, broiled
444 64 6.9
Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean
only, broiled
451 65 6.9
Pork, fresh, composite of trimmed retail cuts
(loin and shoulder blade), separable lean and fat, refuse removed,
cooked
345 55 6.3
Pork, fresh, composite of trimmed retail cuts
(loin and shoulder blade), separable lean only, refuse removed, cooked
377 57 6.6
Pork, loin, leg cap steak, boneless, separable
lean and fat, broiled
366 76 4.8
Pork, Shoulder breast, boneless, separable
lean and fat, broiled
364 54 6.7
Pork, shoulder, petite tender, boneless,
separable lean and fat, broiled
415 53 7.8