Low Potassium Foods – Rolls And Muffins

The temptations of the season are difficult to avoid this time of year, with everyone wanting you to sample their latest baking success. For most baked goods there should not be a problem with potassium for those who require a low potassium diet. Most baked goods are low potassium foods, with only a few of the biscuits, rolls and muffins being high potassium foods. Those with a high amount of potassium will be the various baked goods that are made to include fruit, nuts, spice, chocolate, bran, whole grain or mixed grain.

Sodium will be high in all the biscuits, rolls and muffins, though. All baked goods have high sodium content unless they specifically mention that they are low sodium. Getting too much sodium will result in retaining extra fluid. Although consuming too much potassium will make the heart beat irregularly in those requiring a low potassium diet, too much sodium will make the heart work too hard, since it has to move the extra fluid in the blood stream, and supply blood to the muscles that move a body carrying extra weight from the fluid.

The table below includes most bagels, biscuits, rolls and muffins although there are too many products to include all the brand variations available. The commercial bakeries tend to prepare the baked goods with similar processing using baking soda or baking powder, which adds sodium.

People with medical conditions requiring a low potassium diet most often need multiple aspects of their diet regulated, and need the advice of a doctor and dietitian to help with their specific requirements. These tables will be inadequate for managing their health, and can only serve as a guide to show how foods that seem similar will vary significantly in important dietary elements.

The serving weight is grams, and 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 Potassium Sodium Ratio K:Na Serving Wt Serving Size K per Serving Na per Serving
Bagels, cinnamon-raisin 148 322 0.46 69 1 small bagel,  (3″ dia) 102 222
Bagels, egg 68 505 0.13 69 1 small bagel,  (3″ dia) 47 349
Bagels, oat bran 115 507 0.23 69 1 small bagel,  (3″ dia) 79 350
Bagels, plain, (includes onion, poppy, sesame) 101 534 0.19 69 1 small bagel,  (3″ dia) 70 369
Biscuits, MARTHA WHITE FOODS, Martha White's
Buttermilk Biscuit Mix,dry
212 1295 0.16 41 1 serving 87 531
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk, commercially
baked
224 1052 0.21 35 1 biscuit 78 368
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk, prep'd from
recipe
121 580 0.21 101 1 biscuit,  (4″ dia) 122 586
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk, refrig'd dough,
higher fat
162 999 0.16 43 1 biscuit 70 433
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk, refrig'd dough,
higher fat, baked
177 1080 0.16 27 1 biscuit,  (2-1/2″ dia) 48 292
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk, refrig'd dough,
lower fat
159 1248 0.13 23 1 biscuit,  (2″ dia) 37 287
Biscuits, plain or buttermilk, refrig'd dough,
lower fat, baked
185 1451 0.13 21 1 biscuit,  (2-1/4″ dia) 39 305
Muffin, blueberry, commercially prep'd, low-fat 96 315 0.30 71 1 muffin, small 68 224
Muffins, blueberry, commercially prep'd
(Includes mini-muffins)
96 315 0.30 66 1 small,  (2-3/4″ dia x 2″) 63 208
Muffins, blueberry, prep'd from recipe, made w
2% fat milk
123 441 0.28 57 1 muffin 70 251
Muffins, blueberry, toaster-type 83 478 0.17 33 1 muffin,  toaster 27 158
Muffins, corn, commercially prep'd 69 521 0.13 66 1 small 46 344
Muffins, corn, dry mix, prep'd 131 795 0.16 0 0
Muffins, corn, prep'd from recipe, made w 2%
fat milk
145 585 0.25 57 1 muffin,  (2-3/4″ dia x 2″) 83 333
Muffins, corn, toaster-type 92 430 0.21 33 1 muffin,  toaster 30 142
Muffins, English muffins, mixed-grain
(includes granola)
156 416 0.38 66 1 muffin 103 275
Muffins, English muffins, plain, (includes
sourdough)
131 464 0.28 57 1 muffin 75 264
Muffins, English muffins, raisin-cinnamon
(includes apple-cinnamon)
173 332 0.52 57 1 muffin 99 189
Muffins, English muffins, wheat 186 382 0.49 57 1 muffin 106 218
Muffins, English muffins, whole-wheat 210 472 0.44 66 1 muffin 139 312
Muffins, Keikitos, Latino bakery item 90 515 0.17 42 1 piece 38 216
Muffins, oat bran 507 393 1.29 66 1 small 335 260
Muffins, plain, prep'd from recipe, made w 2%
fat milk
121 467 0.26 57 1 muffin 69 266
Muffins, wheat bran, toaster-type w raisins 166 495 0.34 36 1 muffin,  toaster 60 178
Rolls, dinner, egg 104 545 0.19 35 1 roll,  (2-1/2″ dia) 36 191
Rolls, dinner, oat bran 121 413 0.29 33 1 roll 40 136
Rolls, dinner, plain, commercially prep'd
(includes brown-and-serve)
139 536 0.26 25 1 each,  (pan, dinner, or small
roll) (2″ square, 2″ high)
35 134
Rolls, dinner, plain, prep'd from recipe, made
w 2% fat milk
152 415 0.37 43 1 large,  roll or bun (3-1/2″
dia)
65 178
Rolls, dinner, rye 180 892 0.20 36 1 medium 65 321
Rolls, dinner, wheat 115 340 0.34 28 1 roll, (1 oz) 33 96
Rolls, french 114 609 0.19 38 1 roll 43 231
Rolls, hamburger or hotdog, mixed-grain 160 458 0.35 43 1 roll 69 197
Rolls, hamburger or hotdog, plain 94 479 0.20 43 1 roll 40 206
Rolls, hamburger or hotdog, reduced-calorie 78 442 0.18 43 1 roll 34 190
Rolls, hard (includes kaiser) 108 544 0.20 57 1 roll,  (3-1/2″ dia) 62 310
Rolls, pumpernickel 208 569 0.37 36 1 medium,  (2-1/2″ dia) 75 205
Sweet rolls, cheese 137 357 0.38 66 1 roll 90 236
Sweet rolls, cinnamon, commercially prep'd w
raisins
111 383 0.29 83 1 large 92 318
Sweet rolls, cinnamon, refrig'd dough w frost'g 58 765 0.08 30 1 roll 17 230