Top 10 Fruits Highest in Potassium


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

#1: Dried Apricots
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup
1.2g1.5g
33% DV43% DV
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#2: Prunes (Dried Plums)
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup
1.1g1.4g
30% DV40% DV
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#3: Dried Zante Currants and Raisins
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup
892mg1.3g
25% DV37% DV
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#4: Dates (Especially Medjool)
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 Date
696mg167mg
20% DV5% DV
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#5: Dried Figs
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cupPotassium in 1 Fig
680mg1g54mg
19% DV29% DV2% DV
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#6: Dried Coconut (Unsweetened)
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 Ounce
543mg152mg
16% DV4% DV
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#7: Avocados
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cupPotassium in 1 Avocado
485mg1.1g975mg
14% DV32% DV28% DV
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#8: Bananas
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup mashedPotassium in 1 Banana
358mg805mg422mg
10% DV23% DV12% DV
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#9: Kiwi Fruit
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cupPotassium in 1 Kiwi
312mg552mg284mg
9% DV16% DV8% DV
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#10: Nectarines and Peaches
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup slicedPotassium in 1 Nectarine
201mg287mg285mg
6% DV8% DV8% DV
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