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Food NamePotassium
Vanilla extract, imitation, no alcohol0
Fat, beef tallow0
Shortening, household, soybean (partially hydrogenated)-cottonseed (partially hydrogenated)0
Oil, soybean, salad or cooking, (partially hydrogenated)0
Oil, rice bran0
Oil, wheat germ0
Oil, peanut, salad or cooking0
Oil, soybean, salad or cooking0
Oil, coconut0
Oil, palm0
Oil, sesame, salad or cooking0
Oil, sunflower, linoleic (less than 60%)0
Oil, cocoa butter0

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What Is Potassium?

information from the National Institutes of Health

Potassium is a mineral that the body needs to work normally. It helps nerves and muscles communicate. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.

For potassium content of 8,000+ common foods see: Potassium Counter.

Why Is Potassium Important for People with Chronic Kidney Disease?

In some people with chronic kidney disease, the kidneys may not remove extra potassium from the blood. Some medicines also can raise your potassium level. Your food choices can help you lower your potassium level.

How Do I Know My Potassium Is High?

People often do not feel any different when their potassium is high. Your health care provider will check the level of potassium in your blood and the medicines you take. The level of potassium in your blood should be between 3.5 to 5.0.

How Do I Lower Potassium in My Diet?

  • Eat smaller portions of foods high in protein at meals and for snacks: meat, poultry, fish, beans, dairy, and nuts.
  • Use spices and herbs in cooking and at the table. Salt substitutes often contain potassium and should not be used.
  • Potassium chloride can be used in place of salt in some packaged foods, like canned soups and tomato products. Limit foods with potassium chloride on the ingredient list.
  • Drain canned fruits and vegetables before eating.
  • If you have diabetes, choose apple, grape, or cranberry juice when your blood sugar goes down.
  • Choose fruits and vegetables that are lower in potassium. Have very small portions of foods that are higher in potassium, like one slice of tomato on a sandwich, a few slices of banana on cereal, or half of an orange.

Directory of Special Food Lists

No-Potassium and No-Protein Foods

Foods in list below has zero potassium and zero protein content.

Shortening industrial, soybean (hydrogenated) and cottonseed

Shortening confectionery, coconut (hydrogenated) and or palm kernel (hydrogenated)

Shortening frying (heavy duty), beef tallow and cottonseed

Shortening industrial, lard and vegetable oil

Shortening cake mix, soybean (hydrogenated) and cottonseed (hydrogenated)

Shortening frying (heavy duty), palm (hydrogenated)

Oil, sunflower, linoleic, (partially hydrogenated)

Oil, ucuhuba butter

Shortening, household, lard and vegetable oil

Oil, soybean, salad or cooking, (partially hydrogenated) and cottonseed

Fat, chicken

Oil, cupu assu

Oil, sheanut

Shortening bread, soybean (hydrogenated) and cottonseed

Shortening household soybean (hydrogenated) and palm

Shortening frying (heavy duty), soybean (hydrogenated), linoleic (less than 1%)

Oil, babassu

Oil, nutmeg butter

Fat, duck

Fat, turkey

Fat, goose

Oil, avocado

Foods with neither Potassium nor Protein

Oil, canola

Oil, mustard

Oil, sunflower, high oleic (70% and over)

Shortening, special purpose for cakes and frostings, soybean (hydrogenated)

Shortening, special purpose for baking, soybean (hydrogenated) palm and cottonseed

Oil, oat

Shortening, confectionery, fractionated palm

Oil, safflower, salad or cooking, linoleic, (over 70%)

Fat, beef tallow


Shortening, household, soybean (partially hydrogenated)-cottonseed (partially hydrogenated)

Oil, soybean, salad or cooking, (partially hydrogenated)

Oil, rice bran

Oil, wheat germ

Oil, peanut, salad or cooking

Oil, soybean, salad or cooking

Oil, coconut

Oil, palm

Oil, sesame, salad or cooking

Oil, sunflower, linoleic (less than 60%)

Oil, cocoa butter

Oil, soybean lecithin

Oil, grapeseed

Fish oil, cod liver

Oil, apricot kernel

Fish oil, sardine

Oil, almond

Oil, walnut

Oil, cottonseed, salad or cooking

Oil, corn, industrial and retail, all purpose salad or cooking

Oil, sunflower, linoleic, (approx. 65%)

Foods with neither Potassium nor Protein

Oil, teaseed

Oil, tomatoseed

Oil, poppyseed

Vegetable oil, palm kernel

Oil, safflower, salad or cooking, high oleic (primary safflower oil of commerce)

Oil, hazelnut

Fat, mutton tallow

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, EVIAN

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, gin, 90 proof

Carbonated beverage, tonic water

Water, bottled, PERRIER

Water, bottled, POLAND SPRING

Water, tap, drinking

Water, tap, well

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, DANNON

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, PEPSI, AQUAFINA

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, DASANI

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, CALISTOGA

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, CRYSTAL GEYSER

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, NAYA

Fish oil, menhaden, fully hydrogenated

Water, bottled, generic

Oil, industrial, soy, fully hydrogenated

Water with added vitamins and minerals, bottles, sweetened, assorted fruit flavors

Water, with corn syrup and/or sugar and low calorie sweetener, fruit flavored

Leavening agents, baking soda

Syrups, corn, high-fructose

Oil, beluga, whale (Alaska Native)

Oil, spotted seal (Alaska Native)

Pectin, liquid

Oil, corn and canola

Foods with neither Potassium nor Protein

Candies, gum drops, dietetic or low calorie (sorbitol)

Candies, hard, dietetic or low calorie (sorbitol)

Chewing gum, sugarless

Sweeteners, tabletop, fructose, dry, powder

Oil, corn, peanut, and olive

Water, bottled, non-carbonated, DANNON Fluoride To Go

Oil, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated), multiuse for non-dairy butter flavor

Fish oil, menhaden

Fish oil, salmon

Sweeteners, tabletop, fructose, liquid

Shortening, multipurpose, soybean (hydrogenated) and palm (hydrogenated)

Meat drippings (lard, beef tallow, mutton tallow)

Animal fat, bacon grease

Shortening, vegetable, household, composite

Oil, industrial, mid-oleic, sunflower

Oil, industrial, canola with antifoaming agent, principal uses salads, woks and light frying

Oil, industrial, canola for salads, woks and light frying

Oil, industrial, canola (partially hydrogenated) oil for deep fat frying

Oil, industrial, coconut, principal uses candy coatings, oil sprays, roasting nuts

Oil, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated), principal uses popcorn and flavoring vegetables

Alcoholic beverage, creme de menthe, 72 proof

Shortening, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated ) and corn for frying

Fish oil, herring

Oil, industrial, soy, ultra low linolenic

Oil, industrial, soy, low linolenic

Oil, industrial, canola, high oleic

USDA Commodity Food, oil, vegetable, low saturated fat

Shortening, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated), pourable liquid fry shortening

Shortening, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated ) for baking and confections

Oil, industrial, soy, refined, for woks and light frying

Oil, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated ), palm, principal uses icings and fillings

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