Low Potassium Foods – Beans Table

All the legumes (beans) in the table are low potassium foods, having less than 100 mg potassium per serving. Very few legume (bean) based foods are low in potassium. As a group they are considered high potassium foods.

However, the foods in this table are processed, mostly from soy. The processing usually adds sodium. We have placed the products in a slightly different order than normal. Since those on a low potassium diet usually also need to restrict sodium, we placed those with the lowest sodium content at the top of the table. As you can see, there are only 12 foods with less than 100 mg of sodium per serving and 40 with more than 100 mg per serving. Tofu without salt added make up the lowest potassium foods in the table.

The last three in the table have more than 1000 mg of sodium in a serving. Two of the last three entries are soy sauce, so the 1000 mg of sodium is contained in just a tablespoon of sauce. All three entries should be avoided by everyone. Even those on a high potassium diet should avoid such large amounts of sodium in a serving. These items can only contribute to osteoporosis and high blood pressure, since they make it very difficult to restrict daily sodium to less than 1500 or even 2300 mg of sodium.

For vegetarians, whether or not on a low potassium diet, much of the diet may be soy based. It is very important to know the composition of each food you eat, especially if you are on a restricted diet. There is nothing magical about soy. Soy based products can be very harmful. The advantages of soy can be quickly lost if there is too much salt (sodium) added to the soy. Look for low sodium soy products.

The serving weight is grams. The potassium and sodium weights are milligrams. The potassium and sodium values given are for 100 grams of food.

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

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

Food K Na Ratio K:Na Serving Wt Serving Size Na per Serving K per Serving
Tofu, dried-frozen (koyadofu) 20 6 3.33 17 1 piece 1 3
Tofu, dried-frozen (koyadofu), prepared with
calcium sulfate
20 6 3.33 17 1 piece 1 3
Tofu, fried, prepared with calcium sulfate 146 16 9.12 13 1 piece 2 19
Tofu, fried 146 16 9.12 28.35 1 oz 5 41
Vermicelli, made from soy 3 4 0.75 140 1 cup 6 4
Beans, adzuki, yokan, mature seeds 45 83 0.54 14 1 slice 12 6
Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice
(mung beans), dehydrated
10 10 1 140 1 cup 14 14
Falafel, home-prepared 585 294 1.99 17 1 patty,  (approx 2-1/4″ dia) 50 99
MOR-NU, Tofu, silken, lite firm 63 85 0.74 84 1 slice 71 53
MORI-NU, Tofu, silken, lite extra firm 57 98 0.58 84 1 slice 82 48
Sandwich spread, meatless 340 630 0.54 15 1 tbsp 95 51
LOMA LINDA Vege-Burger, canned, unprepared 74 222 0.33 55 .25 cup 122 41
Bacon bits, meatless 145 1770 0.08 7 1 tbsp 124 10
LOMA LINDA Linketts, canned, unprepared 64 401 0.16 35 1 link 140 22
WORTHINGTON Veja-Links, canned, unprepared 56 530 0.11 31 1 link 164 17
WORTHINGTON Low Fat Veja-Links, canned,
unprepared
71 612 0.12 31 1 link 190 22
WORTHINGTON Saucettes, canned, unprepared 69 532 0.13 38 1 link 202 26
LOMA LINDA Little Links, canned, unprepared 56 472 0.12 46 2 links 217 26
LOMA LINDA Big Franks, canned, unprepared 116 426 0.27 51 1 link 217 59
Sausage, meatless 231 888 0.26 25 1 link 222 58
WORTHINGTON Stripples, frozen, unprepared 97 1463 0.07 16 2 strip 234 16
MORNINGSTAR FARMS Veggie Breakfast Bacon
Strips, frozen, unprepared
97 1463 0.07 16 2 strip 234 16
LOMA LINDA Low Fat Big Franks, canned,
unprepared
100 481 0.21 51 1 link 245 51
WORTHINGTON Vegetarian Burger, canned,
unprepared
44 451 0.1 55 .25 cup 248 24
GARDENBURGER, Garden Vegan 102 385 0.26 71 1 patty 273 72
GARDENBURGER, Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Burger 78 387 0.2 71 1 patty 275 55
Soy protein isolate 81 1005 0.08 28.35 1 oz 285 23
WORTHINGTON Multigrain Cutlets, canned,
unprepared
32 313 0.1 92 2 slices 288 29
WORTHINGTON Vegetable Steaks, canned,
unprepared
32 417 0.08 72 2 slices 300 23
MORNINGSTAR FARMS Veggie Breakfast Sausage
Links, frozen, unprepared
109 670 0.16 45 2 links 302 49
Tofu, salted and fermented (fuyu) 75 2873 0.03 11 1 block 316 8
Tofu, salted and fermented (fuyu), prepared
with calcium sulfate
75 2873 0.03 11 1 block 316 8
Soy protein isolate, PROTEIN TECHNOLOGIES
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100 1188 0.08 28.35 1 oz 337 28
WORTHINGTON Super Links, canned, unprepared 77 708 0.11 48 1 link 340 37
WORTHINGTON Chic-Ketts, frozen, unprepared 152 642 0.24 55 2 slices,  (3/8″ thick) 353 84
LOMA LINDA Tender Rounds with Gravy, canned,
unprepared
95 443 0.21 80 6 pieces 354 76
WORTHINGTON Prosage Roll, frozen, unprepared 139 667 0.21 55 1 slice, , 5/8″ 367 76
WORTHINGTON Prosage Links, frozen, unprepared 114 819 0.14 45 2 links 369 51
WORTHINGTON Vegetable Skallops, canned,
unprepared
17 460 0.04 85 .5 cup 391 14
MORNINGSTAR FARMS America's Original Veggie
Dog, frozen, unprepared
100 1031 0.1 40 1 link 412 40
WORTHINGTON Choplets, canned, unprepared 38 456 0.08 92 2 slices 420 35
WORTHINGTON Leanies, frozen, unprepared 103 1078 0.1 40 1 link 431 41
WORTHINGTON Prime Stakes, canned, unprepared 101 480 0.21 92 1 piece 442 93
MORNINGSTAR FARMS Veggie Corn Dogs, frozen,
unprepared
88 657 0.13 71 1 piece 466 62
WORTHINGTON Smoked Turkey Roll, frozen,
unprepared
98 859 0.11 55 1 slice, , 3/8″ 472 54
MORNINGSTAR FARMS Meatless Mini Corn Dogs,
frozen, unprepared
109 677 0.16 76 4 pieces 515 83
LOMA LINDA Tender Bits, canned, unprepared 65 613 0.11 85 6 pieces 521 55
MORNINGSTAR FARMS Veggie Corn Dogs made w/
Natural Ingredients, frozen, unprepared
88 735 0.12 71 1 piece 522 62
Soy sauce made from soy (tamari) 212 5586 0.04 18 1 tbsp 1005 38
Soy sauce made from hydrolyzed vegetable
protein
152 5689 0.03 18 1 tbsp 1024 27
Chicken, meatless 54 709 0.08 168 1 cup 1191 91