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April 10, 2012

Kidney Diet Tips: How Much Potassium in Salad Greens?


2 Comments to “Kidney Diet Tips: How Much Potassium in Salad Greens?”

  1. helen r goddard said,

    July 24, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    1) Is there a paper back book listing foods and their potassium and calcium content? I cannot find one. I am on a very low potassium and calcium diet.

    2) Is there a list of potassium and calcium in grain products and in meat, fish and poultry products?

    3) Is there a list of vegetables and fruit and their potassium and calcium content?

  2. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    One reference book I use is Bowes & Church’s Food Values of Portions Commonly Used. It will give you the nutrients and minerals for most foods. You can purchase in most bookstores or online. You might also consider a software program called DINE Healthy. It’s inexpensive and allows you to create lists of foods and view chosen nutrients. You can also use the free USDA Nutrient database to easily get list of foods/nutrients. http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=22769 Go to this link, find calcium and click on the purple ‘W’ to creat a list of common foods with the calcium content. You can do the same for Potassium.

    Whole grains are generally higher in potassium than refined grains. Meat, fish and poultry contain approximately 100 mg potassium per ounce. Calcium is low–about 5 mg/ounce unless it’s a fish with bones like canned salmon.

    Fruits and vegetables range from 100-500 mg potassium so it’s best to look those up. Check the DaVita.com article Chronic Kidney Disease and Potassium for a list of high and low potassium foods.


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