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List of Fruit High in Potassium

by
author image Jennifer S. Wright
Since 2008, Jennifer S. Wright has written articles on a variety of topics including parenting concerns, medical conditions and nursing issues. Her articles have appeared in "LPN" magazine as well as on various online publications. An LVN since graduating from Weatherford College in 2005, Wright has taken care of elderly, pediatric and obstetric patients in hospital and home health care settings.
List of Fruit High in Potassium
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Overview

Although many foods contain potassium, fruits are excellent sources of this mineral. Potassium is necessary for metabolism, muscle tissue regulation, blood pressure control and proper functioning of body cells. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the daily recommended dietary intake of potassium for adults is 4.7g. According to the National Institutes of Health, women who breastfeed should consume 5.1g potassium daily.

Bananas

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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According to the USDA, bananas are rich in potassium. They contain 537mg potassium per 1 cup serving, or 422mg potassium per banana.

Cantaloupe

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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Cantaloupe is high in potassium. According to the USDA, 1 cup of this fruit contains 427mg potassium and 1/8 of this melon contains 184mg potassium.

Citrus Fruits

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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Citrus fruits contain high levels of potassium. One cup of orange juice contains 496mg potassium, a cup of orange pieces contains 326mg potassium, and a single orange contains 237mg potassium. One half of a white grapefruit contains 175mg potassium; one half of a pink or red grapefruit contains 166mg potassium.

Dried Fruits

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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Dried fruits that contain more than 1,000mg per 1 cup serving include deglet noor dates and seedless raisins. Three dried peach halves contain 388mg potassium.

Grapes

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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According to the USDA, a cup of red or green grapes contains 306mg potassium. Ten red or green grapes contain 96mg potassium.

Honeydew Melon

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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Honeydew melon is potassium-rich, containing 388mg potassium per cup. Even 1/8 of a honeydew melon contains 365mg potassium.

Kiwi

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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According to the USDA, one medium kiwi fruit contains 237mg potassium.

Mango

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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According to the USDA, a single mango contains 323mg potassium.

Papaya

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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According to the USDA, a single papaya contains 781mg potassium. Just one cup of papaya contains 360mg potassium.

Peaches

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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Peaches are potassium-rich, containing 323mg per cup or 186mg per single peach.

Plantains

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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Plantains contain very high amounts of potassium, whether cooked or raw. A raw, medium plantain contains 893mg potassium. A cup of cooked plantains contains 716mg potassium.

Watermelon

List of Fruit High in Potassium
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According to the USDA, one watermelon wedge contains 320mg potassium and a single cup of watermelon contains 170mg potassium.

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