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What kinds of fruit contain potassium?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics

Fruit is one of the best sources of potassium. Most people know that bananas are a good source of potassium but there are so many other potassium packing fruits. To boost your intake of potassium, add these fruits to your rotation:

  • Apricots (dried)
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe
  • Dates and figs
  • Honeydew melon
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges and orange juice
  • Prune juice
  • Raisins and dried plums (prunes)

While the current recommendation is for healthy Americans to consume 4,700 milligrams of potassium daily, males are consuming only 3,200 milligrams daily, whereas females fall even shorter, consuming only 2,400 milligrams a day, on average. The good news is that potassium is found in a variety of foods, especially fruit:

  • Orange juice, 1 cup, 496 mg
  • Banana, 1 medium, 422 mg
  • Apricots, dried, ¼ cup, 378 mg
  • Grapes, 1 cup, 176 mg
  • Apple, 1 small, 113 mg
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