Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. A deficiency in potassium causes fatigue, irritability, and hypertension (high blood pressure). (2) Unless you are on dialysis or have a special condition, an overdose of potassium from natural sources is nearly impossible. Signs of high potassium blood levels include weakness, paralysis, and heart palpitations. (2)
High potassium foods include leafy green vegetables, fish, white beans, avocados, potatoes, acorn squash, milk, mushrooms, bananas, and cooked tomatoes. (1) The current daily value (%DV) for potassium is 4700 milligrams (mg), recently raised from 3500mg by the FDA.
Below is a list of high potassium foods ranked by common serving sizes, for more see the lists of high potassium foods by nutrient density, more potassium rich foods, fruits high in potassium, and vegetables high in potassium.
You can also sort high potassium foods by 100 gram and 200 calorie serving sizes using the nutrient ranking tool.
Looking to consume less potassium? See our list of low potassium foods.