Low Potassium Fruits

Most fruits are high potassium foods. Some however are low in potassium or have small serving sizes and thus provide little potassium. In this table we have included those that have less than 100 mg in a serving of the food. There are some fruits that have between 100 mg and 200 mg in a serving and can be considered intermediate. If less than a full serving of these intermediate fruits is eaten, they can be consumed by someone on a low potassium diet. Generally the high potassium foods should be avoided for those on a restricted diet, although small amounts can be eaten, such as a slice of banana, for example.

Some of the most common fruits are in the low potassium category because of serving size. These include apples, rose-apples, blueberries, grapes, pears and peaches. Also their juices or nectars are low in potassium. They also are low in sodium, which also should be restricted for those who need a low potassium diet.

The sauces and toppings, such as apple sauce or blueberry topping, should be limited to about the same weight as would be present in a serving of the whole fruit. The serving value for a juice or nectar is given in the table. This is generally equivalent to a glass or cup. Juice or nectar can provide an alternate way to get some of the nutrition present in the fruit.

The serving weight is grams, and the potassium and sodium entries 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 amount of potassium per serving and the potassium sodium ratio (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 K per Serving
Apples, raw, without skin 90 0 Infinite 110 1 cup, slices 99
Blueberries, frozen, unsweetened 54 1 54.0 155 1 cup, unthawed 84
Blueberries, wild, frozen 68 3 22.7 140 1 cup, frozen 95
Candied fruit 56 98 0.6 85 3 oz 48
Cranberries, dried, sweetened 40 3 13.3 40 .33 cup 16
Cranberries, raw 85 2 42.5 110 1 cup, chopped 94
Cranberry sauce, canned, sweetened 26 29 0.9 277 1 cup 72
Grape juice cocktail, frozen concentrate,
diluted with 3 volume water, with added ascorbic acid
21 2 10.5 250 1 cup 52
Grapes, muscadine, raw 203 1 203.0 24 4 grapes 48
Guanabana nectar, canned 25 8 3.1 251 1 cup 63
Guava nectar, canned 38 7 5.4 251 1 cup 95
Kumquats, raw 186 10 18.6 19 1 fruit, without refuse 35
Lemon peel, raw 160 6 26.7 6 1 tbsp 10
Limes, raw 102 2 51.0 67 1 fruit,  (2″ dia) 68
Longans, raw 266 0 Infinite 3.2 1 fruit, without refuse 9
Mango nectar, canned 24 5 4.8 251 1 cup 60
Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack 48 7 6.9 196 1 cup,  drained 94
Maraschino cherries, canned, drained 21 4 5.3 5 1 cherry,  (NLEA serving) 1
Mixed fruit, USDA Commodity, (peaches, pears,
grapes), canned, light syrup, drained
89 5 17.8 85 3 oz 76
Mixed fruit, USDA Commodity, (peaches, pears,
grapes), canned, light syrup, solids and liquids
85 6 14.2 85 3 oz 72
Oheloberries, raw 38 1 38.0 140 1 cup 53
Orange peel, raw 212 3 70.7 6 1 tbsp 13
Papaya nectar, canned 31 5 6.2 250 1 cup 78
Peaches, USDA Commodity, peaches, light syrup,
drained
87 7 12.4 85 3 oz 74
Pear nectar, canned, with added ascorbic acid 13 4 3.3 250 1 cup 32
Pear nectar, canned, w/o added ascorbic acid 13 4 3.3 250 1 cup 32
Pears, USDA Commodity, canned, juice pack,
drained
99 4 24.8 85 3 oz 84
Pears, USDA Commodity, canned, light syrup,
drained
61 5 12.2 85 3 oz 52
Persimmons, native, raw 310 1 310.0 25 1 fruit, without refuse 78
Rambutan, canned, syrup pack 42 11 3.8 150 1 cup,  drained 63
Rose-apples, raw 123 0 Infinite 110 135
Tamarind nectar, canned 27 7 3.9 251 1 cup 68

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