Does Bread Contain Potassium?


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Yes, bread does contain potassium – it’s found in the flour. There’s around 100mg of potassium per 100g of white bread, and 248mg per 100g of wholemeal bread.

Although bread contains potassium, it isn’t the best thing to eat if you’re looking to increase your intake. If you want high-potassium food, try some of the following:

  • Bananas – 358mg of potassium per 100g
  • Potatoes – 421mg per 100g
  • Seafood –Up to 636mg per 100g
  • Cocoa powder – Up to 1.5g per 100g
  • Dried apricots – 1.9g of potassium per 100g
  • Pumpkin seeds – 919mg potassium per 100g
  • Soy products – 445mg per 100g of soy protein
All these foods are great sources of other nutrients, too, and they’re much better for you than bread.

Bread's still nice to have occasionally, though! It's a good source of carbohydrate, a great comfort food, and it’s been a staple food in most cultures for centuries.

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