Which foods are low in potassium?

Below is a list of foods that are low in potassium. A portion is 1/2 cup unless otherwise noted. Eating more than one portion can make a lower potassium food into a higher potassium food.

  • apples (1 medium)
  • apple juice
  • applesauce
  • apricots, canned in juice
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • cranberries
  • fruit cocktail
  • grapes
  • grape juice
  • grapefruit (1/2 whole)
  • mandarin oranges
  • peaches, fresh (1 small), canned (1/2 cup)
  • pears, fresh (1 small), canned (1/2 cup)
  • pineapple
  • pineapple juice
  • plums (1 whole)
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • tangerines (1 whole)
  • watermelon (limit to 1 cup)
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • asparagus (6 spears raw)
  • beans, green or wax
  • broccoli (raw or cooked from frozen)
  • cabbage, green and red
  • carrots, cooked
  • cauliflower
  • celery (1 stalk)
  • corn, fresh (1/2 ear), frozen (1/2 cup)
  • cucumber
  • eggplant
  • kale
  • lettuce
  • mixed vegetables
  • mushrooms, white, raw (1/2 cup)
  • onions
  • parsley
  • peas, green
  • peppers
  • radishes
  • rhubarb
  • water chestnuts, canned
  • watercress
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini squash
Other foods:
  • rice
  • noodles
  • pasta
  • bread and bread products (not whole grains)
  • cake: angel, yellow
  • coffee (limit to 8 ounces)
  • pies without chocolate or high-potassium fruit
  • cookies, without nuts or chocolate
  • tea (limit to 16 ounces)

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