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15 Nuts and Seeds High in Potassium

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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.

High Potassium Nuts and Seeds

Coconut water

#1: Coconut Water

Potassium per CupPotassium per 100g
13% DV (600mg)5% DV (250mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Coconut Water
Coconut Milk provides 11%DV per cup.
Hemp Seeds

#2: Hemp Seeds

Potassium per OzPotassium per 100g
7% DV (341mg)26% DV (1200mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Hemp Seeds
Pistachios

#3: Pistachios (Dry Roasted)

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
6% DV (286mg)21% DV (1007mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dry Roasted Pistachio Nuts
Squash and Pumpkin Seeds

#4: Squash and Pumpkin Seeds

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
6% DV (261mg)20% DV (919mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Roasted Squash And Pumpkin Seeds (With Shells)
Flax Seeds

#5: Flax Seeds

Potassium per OzPotassium per 100g
5% DV (231mg)17% DV (813mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Flax Seeds
Hazelnuts

#6: Hazelnuts (Filberts) (Dry Roasted)

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
5% DV (214mg)16% DV (755mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dry Roasted Hazelnuts
Almonds

#7: Almonds

Potassium per 1oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
4% DV (208mg)16% DV (733mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Almonds
Brazil Nuts

#8: Brazil Nuts

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
4% DV (187mg)14% DV (659mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Brazilnuts
A slice of watermelon

#9: Dried Watermelon Seeds

Potassium per 1oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
4% DV (184mg)14% DV (648mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Seeds Watermelon Seed Kernels Dried
Peanuts

#10: Dry Roasted Peanuts

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
4% DV (183mg)14% DV (643mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dry-roasted Mixed Nuts (Salted)
Note: Peanuts are actually a legume but are listed here since they are nuts in the culinary sense.
Sunflower Seeds

#11: Sunflower Seeds

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
4% DV (181mg)14% DV (645mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dried Sunflower Seeds
Pine Nuts

#12: Pine Nuts

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
4% DV (178mg)13% DV (628mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dried Pine Nuts
Chestnuts

#13: Chestnuts

Potassium per oz(~3 Chestnuts)Potassium per 100g
4% DV (168mg)13% DV (592mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Roasted Chestnuts
Cashews

#14: Cashews (Dry Roasted)

Potassium per 1 Oz HandfulPotassium per 100g
3% DV (160mg)12% DV (565mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dry-roasted Cashews
Dried Coconut

#15: Dried Coconut

Potassium per OzPotassium per 100g
3% DV (154mg)12% DV (543mg)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Dried Coconut (Unsweetened)

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Data Sources and References

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