I. Salt Substitute contains extremely high potassium

  1. Concentration: 7-14 meq Potassium per gram
  2. One teaspoon: 5 grams (1/6 oz) = 35-70 meq Potassium
  3. Example: Morton's Salt Substitute (1/4 tsp serving)
    1. Concentration: 610 mg Potassium per 1/4 tsp
    2. Milliequivalents: 0.61 g/0.0745 g/meq = 8 meq/.25 tsp
  4. Precautions
    1. Salt substitutes vary widely on potassium conc.
    2. Mrs. Dash only has 10 mg potassium per 1/4 tsp

II. Foods with highest potassium content (>25 meq/3.5 ounces)

  1. Figs
  2. Molasses
  3. Seaweed

III. Foods with very high potassium (>12.5 meq/3.5 ounces)

  1. Dates or prunes
  2. Tree Nuts including avocados
  3. Bran ceral, wheat germ
  4. Lima Beans

IV. Foods with High Potassium Content (>6 meq/3.5 ounces)

  1. Vegetables
    1. Spinach, Tomatoes, Potatotes, Carrots, Beets
    2. Broccoli, Cauliflower, Winter squash
  2. Fruits
    1. Banana (1 meq per inch of banana)
    2. Kiwi fruit, oranges, mangos
    3. Cantaloupe

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