Mrs Jones (not her real name)  .. asked me tonight how many bananas she needs to eat instead of her 20 Meq Potassium tablets:

Here's a very rough guide on some common sources of K+ in Meq)





Orange 7
1  Avocado 15
1/2 Cantaloupe 18
4 ounces spinach 16


One Reply to “K”

  1. How about potatoes? I had a patient with poor renal function become significantly hyperkalemic becasue he was fond of eating raw potatoes – several pounds a day.

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