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Top 10 Vegetables Highest in Potassium

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Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. A deficiency in potassium causes fatigue, irritability, and hypertension (increased 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 natural food sources, like the ones listed below, are considered safe and healthy. The current daily value for potassium is a 3.5 grams

 

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


#1: Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 cup (54g)
3.4g 1.1g
98% DV 53% DV

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#2: Spinach

Potassium 100g (Raw) 1 Cup (Raw - 30g) 1 Cup (Cooked - 180g)
558mg 167mg 839mg
16% DV 5% DV 24% DV

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#3: Swiss Chard (Cooked)

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup Chopped (175g)
549mg 961mg
16% DV 27% DV

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#4: Mushrooms

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup Diced (86g)
484mg 416mg
14% DV 12% DV

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#5: Sweet Potato (With Skin)

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup (200g) Average Potato (114g)
475mg 950mg 542mg
14% DV 27% DV 15% DV

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#6: Kale (Raw)

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup (67g)
447mg 299mg
13% DV 9% DV

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#7: Brussels Sprouts

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup (88g) Potassium in 1 Sprout (19g)
389mg 342mg 74mg
11% DV 10% DV 2% DV

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#8: Zucchini With Skin

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup (180g)
253mg 455mg
7% DV 13% DV

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#9: Green (Snap) Beans

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup (110g)
209mg 230mg
6% DV 7% DV

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#10: Asparagus

Potassium 100g Potassium in 1 Cup (134g)
202mg 271mg
6% DV 8% DV

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