Foods Low in Potassium

We’ve created a comprehensive list of foods low in potassium for kidney diets. Understand what foods are low in potassium is the key to creating delicious, healthy low potassium meals on your kidney diet.

A Comprehensive List of Foods Low in Potassium

This post was created to help anyone following a low potassium diet identify the foods they can safely eat. Understanding what foods are low in potassium is the first step to creating an easy and delicious low potassium meal.

1: Fruits and Vegetables Low in Potassium

The portion size is ½ cup unless otherwise stated. For an in-depth database of fruits and vegetables and their potassium levels, check out our nutrition lookup tool.

Fruits

  • Apple (1 medium)
  • Apple Juice
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots, canned in juice
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Grapes
  • Grape Juice
  • Grapefruit (½ whole)
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Peaches, fresh (1 small)
  • Pears, fresh (1 small)
  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Plums (1 whole)
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerine (1 whole)
  • Watermelon (limit to 1 cup)

Vegetables

  • 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 (½ ear) frozen (½ cup)
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • White Mushrooms, raw (½ cup)
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Peas, green
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Water Chestnuts, canned
  • Watercress
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini Squash

2: What drinks are low in potassium?

  • Apple juice ½ cup (4 ounces) 150mg
  • Cran-apple juice ½ cup (4 ounces) 35mg
  • Cranberry juice cocktail ½ cup (4 ounces) 25mg
  • Cran-grape juice ½ cup (4 ounces) 30mg
  • Grape juice ½ cup (4 ounces) 40mg
  • Ginger ale 1 can (12 ounces) 12mg
  • Root beer 1 can (12 ounces) 5mg
  • Tea, brewed 1 cup (8 ounces) 85mg
  • Tea, instant 1 cup (8 ounces) 50mg
  • Tea, herbal 1 cup (8 ounces) 20mg
  • Crystal Light 1 cup (8 ounces) 65mg
  • Nectar, apricot ½ cup (4 ounces) 140mg
  • Nectar, peach ½ cup (4 ounces) 50mg
  • Nectar, pear ½ cup (4 ounces) 40mg

3: Other Foods High in Potassium

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