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22 Fruits High in Potassium - A Ranking from Highest to Lowest

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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22 Fruits High in Potassium - A Ranking from Highest to Lowest

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).

Overdose of potassium from natural sources is nearly impossible, however, it is possible to consume too much potassium via potassium salts which can lead to nausea, vomiting, and even cardiac arrest. Potassium from fruits, like the ones listed below, are considered safe and healthy.

For those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who need to lower their potassium, this list can serve as a guide on what fruits to eat or avoid depending on your own restrictions. Most people with CKD should not consume more than 200mg of potassium per serving, or 2000mg per day. This article can only be used as a guide, but the amount of potassium you eat each day should be set by your care provider. See also our list of low potassium foods for more ideas.

Fruits high in potassium include avocados, guavas, kiwifruit, cantaloupe, bananas, pomegranate, apricots, cherries, and oranges. The current daily value (%DV) for potassium is 4700mg, recently increased from 3500mg by the FDA.

Below is a list of fruits high in potassium, for more, see the extended lists of potassium rich fruits, dried fruits high in potassium, and articles on high potassium foods, and high potassium vegetables.

You can also use the nutrient ranking tool to sort over 100 high potassium fruits ranked by per 200 calorie serving or 100 grams.


High Potassium Fruits List

Half an avocado

#1: Avocados

Potassium per AvocadoPotassium per 100g
21% DV (975mg)10% DV (485mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Avocados
Half a guava

#2: Guavas

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
15% DV (688mg)9% DV (417mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Guavas
Slices of kiwifruit

#3: Kiwifruit

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
12% DV (562mg)7% DV (312mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Kiwifruit
Bananas

#4: Bananas

Potassium per Cup SlicedPotassium per 100g
11% DV (537mg)8% DV (358mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Bananas
A cantaloupe with a cantaloupe wedge

#5: Cantaloupe

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
10% DV (473mg)6% DV (267mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cantaloupe Melons
Pomegranate

#6: Pomegranate

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
9% DV (411mg)5% DV (236mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Pomegranates
Half an apricot

#7: Apricots

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
9% DV (401mg)6% DV (259mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Apricots
Honeydew Melon

#8: Honeydew Melon

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
8% DV (388mg)5% DV (228mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Honeydew Melon
Cherries

#9: Cherries

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
7% DV (342mg)5% DV (222mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cherries (Sweet)
Dried Apricots

#10: Dried Apricots

Potassium per oz(Handful)Potassium per 100g
7% DV (330mg)25% DV (1162mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dried Apricots

More Dried Fruit High in Potassium

-6% DV in 1oz of prunes
-5% DV in 1oz of raisins
-4% DV in 1 medjool date

See the section of dried fruits high in potassium by 1 cup serving size.
Slices of orange

#11: Oranges

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
7% DV (326mg)4% DV (181mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Oranges
Litchis

#12: Litchis (Lychees)

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
7% DV (325mg)4% DV (171mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Litchis
Tangerines

#13: Tangerines

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
7% DV (324mg)4% DV (166mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Tangerines
Sliced Grapefruit

#14: Grapefruit

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
7% DV (320mg)3% DV (139mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Grapefruit
Nectarines

#15: Nectarines

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
6% DV (287mg)4% DV (201mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Nectarines
Mangoes

#16: Mangos

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
6% DV (277mg)4% DV (168mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Mangos
Mullberries

#17: Mulberries

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
6% DV (272mg)4% DV (194mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Mulberries
Persimmons

#18: Persimmon

Potassium per FruitPotassium per 100g
6% DV (270mg)3% DV (161mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Fuyu Persimmon
Papayas

#19: Papaya

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
6% DV (264mg)4% DV (182mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Papaya
Plums

#20: Plums

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
6% DV (259mg)3% DV (157mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Plums
Strawberries

#21: Strawberries

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
5% DV (254mg)3% DV (153mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Strawberries
Blackberries on the stem

#22: Blackberries

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
5% DV (233mg)3% DV (162mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Blackberries

See All 150 Fruits High in Potassium

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Less Common Potassium Rich Fruits

FoodServingPotassium
#1 Passion Fruit (Granadilla)per cup17% DV
(821mg)
#2 Mamey Sapoteper cup17% DV
(795mg)
#3 Jackfruitper cup16% DV
(739mg)
#4 Soursopper cup pulp13% DV
(626mg)
#5 Sapodilla (Chiku)per cup pulp10% DV
(465mg)
#6 Cherimoyaper cup (pieces)10% DV
(459mg)
#7 Elderberriesper cup9% DV
(406mg)
#8 Loquatsper cup8% DV
(396mg)
#9 Black Currantsper cup8% DV
(361mg)
#10 Kiwano (Horned Melon)per cup6% DV
(287mg)

Dried Fruits High in Potassium

FoodServingPotassium
#1 Dried Apricotsper cup32% DV
(1511mg)
#2 Dried Bananasper cup32% DV
(1491mg)
#3 Prunes (Dried Plums)per cup30% DV
(1397mg)
#4 Zante Currantsper cup27% DV
(1284mg)
#5 Golden Raisinsper cup26% DV
(1231mg)
#6 Dried Applesper cup8% DV
(387mg)
#7 Medjool Datesper date4% DV
(167mg)
#8 Deglet Noor Datesin 3 dates3% DV
(138mg)

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
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