The table below lists potassium rich foods shown with greatest first. All foods are per 100 grams (3.5oz) for comparison purposes and because its difficult to estimate an average serving for each potassium rich food.
Natural plant foods are usually high sources of potassium compared to many processed foods which are often low in potassium but high in sodium. The best potassium rich food sources must be high in potassium but low in sodium because sodium makes the body hold water. This can mean up to 5 pounds of extra weight can be easily gained simply due to high sodium (often due to salt) foods.
Processing often reduces the content of potassium in foods. Cooking foods in large amounts of water will also reduce its high potassium levels. Eating the skins of fruits and vegetables when possible will help gain the most from potassium rich foods.
Potassium rich foods...