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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.


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High Potassium Fruits List

1 Avocados
Half an avocado
2 Guavas
Half a guava
3 Kiwifruit
Slices of kiwifruit
4 Bananas
Bananas
5 Cantaloupe
A cantaloupe with a cantaloupe wedge
6 Pomegranate
Pomegranate
7 Apricots
Half an apricot
8 Honeydew Melon
Honeydew Melon
9 Cherries
Cherries
10 Dried Apricots
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.
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11 Oranges
Slices of orange
12 Litchis (Lychees)
Litchis
13 Tangerines
Tangerines
14 Grapefruit
Sliced Grapefruit
15 Nectarines
Nectarines
16 Mangos
Mangoes
17 Mulberries
Mullberries
18 Persimmon
Persimmons
19 Papaya
Papayas
20 Plums
Plums
21 Strawberries
Strawberries
22 Blackberries
Blackberries on the stem

See All 145 Fruits High in Potassium

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Less Common Potassium Rich Fruits
#1 Passion Fruit (Granadilla) 17% DV (821mg) in per cup
#2 Mamey Sapote 17% DV (795mg) in per cup
#3 Jackfruit 16% DV (739mg) in per cup
#4 Soursop 13% DV (626mg) in per cup pulp
#5 Sapodilla (Chiku) 10% DV (465mg) in per cup pulp
#6 Cherimoya 10% DV (459mg) in per cup (pieces)
#7 Elderberries 9% DV (406mg) in per cup
#8 Loquats 8% DV (396mg) in per cup
#9 Black Currants 8% DV (361mg) in per cup
#10 Kiwano (Horned Melon) 6% DV (287mg) in per cup
Dried Fruits High in Potassium
#1 Dried Apricots 32% DV (1511mg) in per cup
#2 Dried Bananas 32% DV (1491mg) in per cup
#3 Prunes (Dried Plums) 30% DV (1397mg) in per cup
#4 Zante Currants 27% DV (1284mg) in per cup
#5 Golden Raisins 26% DV (1231mg) in per cup
#6 Dried Apples 8% DV (387mg) in per cup
#7 Medjool Dates 4% DV (167mg) in per date
#8 Deglet Noor Dates 3% DV (138mg) in in 3 dates

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Data Sources and References

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