Does Peanut Butter Contain Potassium?


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Rosie Normanton answered
Yes, peanut butter does contain potassium and is one of the recommended foods to have if seeking a potassium in your diet. One tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter contains 120 mg of potassium. Potassium is one of the important nutrients and performs a number of functions in the body such as lower blood pressure, prevent bone loss and reduce risk of developing kidney stones. It also helps normal muscle growth, water balance and healthy nervous system and brain function. Potassium also blunts the blood-pressure-raising effects of salt. The recommended daily dose of potassium is between 3,500 mg and 4,700 mg and as well as in peanut butter can be found in fruit and vegetables such as bananas and strawberries, orange juice, broccoli, potatoes and tomatoes. High potassium foods (with more than 200mg per serving) are papayas, prune juice, bananas, mangos, kiwis, pears, oranges. People might need to cut down their potassium intake if they are taking certain drugs or if they have kidney damage or disease as healthy kidneys usually excrete any excess potassium into the urine, but if they are damaged or not functioning at full capacity potassium levels in the body might be too high. This can cause a number of symptoms, such as irregular heart beat, dehydration, nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, and in severe cases paralysis.  There are a number of reliable sources online giving advice on correct balanced diets and recommended foods, but if in doubt you should see a dietician who will be best qualified and able to help.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes it does silly!
The more processed the product (ie. Skippy) the less natural the state of the peanut (which roasted and with the skins on contain 191 mgs of potassium per 1 oz and 674 mgs per 100 gms) so if your looking at the label of some crappy loaded with sugar and additives off the shelf product...your not going to find potassium on that label? :)
kathy williams Profile
kathy williams answered
Read the label.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My peanut butter does contain potassium. Also peanuts contain vitamin-b1 & v-b-6 v-e copper magnesium phosphorus zinc iron manganese.this info comes from www.nutson line. There you go
terry rossignol Profile
terry rossignol answered
On the jar of peanut butter it says that it does and most of them do contain potassium!!! Lew-wats is right and the site given to you is great!!!
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ray of light answered
Peanut Butter does not contains Potassium. The contents of Peanut Butter are
  1. magnesium
  2. Arginine
  3. protein
  4. foliate
  5. Vitamin E and Vitamin B3
  6. dietary fiber
  7. Coumaric acid
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