Learning About Low-Potassium Foods

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What foods are low in potassium?

The foods you eat contain nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. Potassium is a nutrient. Your body needs the right amount to stay healthy and work as it should. You can use the list below to help you make choices about which foods to eat.

The foods in this list have less than 200 milligrams (mg) of potassium per serving.


  • Applesauce, ½ cup
  • Blueberries, ½ cup
  • Grapes, 9 grapes
  • Pineapple, ½ cup
  • Raspberries, ½ cup
  • Watermelon, ½ cup


  • Cucumber (peeled), ½ cup
  • Eggplant, ½ cup
  • Green beans, ½ cup
  • Lettuce, 1 cup
  • Peas, ½ cup
  • Radish, 1 radish


  • Bagel (plain), 4-inch
  • Bread, 1 slice
  • Cereal (puffed rice or puffed wheat), 1 cup
  • Oatmeal (cooked), ½ cup
  • Pasta and noodles (cooked), ½ cup
  • Rice (cooked), ½ cup
  • Tortilla (flour or corn), 1 tortilla

Dairy and dairy alternatives

  • Butter, 1 Tbsp
  • Cheese, 1 oz

Meats and other protein foods

  • Eggs, 1 egg
  • Hotdogs (beef or pork), 1 hotdog

Work with your doctor to find out how much of this nutrient you need. Depending on your health, you may need more or less of it in your diet.

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