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.