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15 Nuts and Seeds High in Potassium

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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15 Nuts and Seeds High in Potassium

Potassium is an essential nutrient necessary for maintaining cell signaling and electrolyte balance in all living things. Since potassium is so universally needed it is often found concentrated in plant foods.

Nuts and seeds typically do not have as much potassium as fruits and vegetables but can still be a good source.

High potassium nuts and seeds include coconut water, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pistachios, squash seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, and watermelon seeds. The current daily value (%DV) for potassium is 4700mg, recently increased from 3500mg by the FDA.

See the list below for details on the 15 nuts and seeds with the most potassium, for more information, see the list of high potassium foods.

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High Potassium Nuts and Seeds

1 Coconut Water
Coconut water
Coconut Milk provides 11%DV per cup.
2 Chestnuts
Chestnuts
3 Hemp Seeds
Hemp Seeds
4 Pistachios (Dry Roasted)
Pistachios
5 Squash and Pumpkin Seeds
Squash and Pumpkin Seeds
6 Flax Seeds
Flax Seeds
7 Hazelnuts (Filberts) (Dry Roasted)
Hazelnuts
8 Almonds
Almonds
9 Brazil Nuts
Brazil Nuts
10 Dried Watermelon Seeds
A slice of watermelon
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11 Dry Roasted Peanuts
Peanuts
Note: Peanuts are actually a legume but are listed here since they are nuts in the culinary sense.
12 Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
13 Pine Nuts
Pine Nuts
14 Cashews (Dry Roasted)
Cashews
15 Dried Coconut
Dried Coconut

See All 56 Nuts and Seeds High in Potassium

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Data Sources and References

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

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