potassium in leeks information and values per serving and 100g

Welcome to the nutritional potassium content in 4 different types of leeks, ranging from 2400 mg to 87 mg per 100g. The basic type of leeks is Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw which in 100g contains 180 mg of potassium.

The total recommended daily allowance or RDA for potassium is 4700 mg. For the 100g serving of Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw, the RDA potassium percentage is 4 %. Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw has a nutritional value score of 22 out of 100.Comparing the potassium content and the nutritional density in 100g for Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw; We class this as a medium to low potassium content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a high nutritional density value.

This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Vegetables and Vegetable Products.Other important and potassium related nutrients are Calories, Sodium, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 61 kcal (3% RDA), the amount of Sodium is 20 mg (1% RDA), the amount of Protein is 1.5 g (3% RDA), the amount of Fat is 0.3 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 14.15 g (11% RDA). The nutritional content and facts for 100g, which includes Calories, Sodium, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the bar chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the potassium content in leeks.

potassium and nutrition facts in leeks per 100g

Comparing potassium in leeks vs a banana

The amount of potassium in a banana is 358 mg per 100g.As potassium percentage of the RDA this is 8 %. Comparing with Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw, in 100g contains 180 mg of potassium. As a percentage of the RDA this is 4 %. Therefore, a banana has 178 mg more potassium than Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw. In terms of potassium percentage this is 99 % more potassium. A banana has an overall nutritional value score of 16 out of 100, whereas Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw has a nutritional value score of 22 out of 100.

Amount of potassium per 100 Calories

100 calories of leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw is a serving size of 1.64 g, and the amount of Potassium is 295.08 mg. Other important and related nutrients and macronutrients such as Protein, in 100 Calories are as follows; Sodium 32.79 mg , Protein 2.46 g , Fat 0.49 g , Carbohydrate 23.2 g .

Content per Typical Serving Size 1 cup (or 89 g)

For the food Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw the typical serving size is 1 cup (or 89 g) which contains 160.2 mg of Potassium. The potassium percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 3 %.

To give 100% of the RDA, 33.3 servings of the typical serving size 1 cup (or 89 g) give the complete RDA. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Calories content is 54.29 kcal, the Sodium content is 17.8 mg, the Protein content is 1.34 g, the Fat content is 0.27 g and the Carbohydrate content is 12.59 g. This data is shown in the graph below for the typical serving of potassium and the related and important nutritional values.potassium and nutritional content in leeks

The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food described above is measured in grams per 100g and grams in a typical serving size (in this case 1 cup or 89 g), although it is also useful to give the number of calories from protein, fat and carbohydrate which are the most important macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 3.7 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 2.3 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 48.3 (kcal).

This list of 4 types of leeks, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Leeks, (bulb and lower-leaf portion), freeze-dried through to Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), cooked, boiled, drained, with salt where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional potassium content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how much potassium in leeks.

Milligrams of potassium in leeks (per 100g)

The list below gives the total potassium content in the 4 items from the general description 'leeks' each of which show the potassium amount as well as Calories, Sodium, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 4 food items are shown in the graph below, to give a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.

leeks potassium per 100g

The recommended daily allowance for potassium is actually an adequate intake. The RDA for all of the nutrition data listed on this page is for 4.7g per day which is for males and females between the ages of 14 and 70+. For children between the ages of 1-3 years it is 3.0g, for children between the ages of 4-8 years it is 3.8g, and for children between the ages of 9-13 years it is 4.5g. For women during lactation between the ages of 19-50 years the level is slightly higher at 5.1g.

The level of potassium can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The total food items which are raw is 1 item. The highest amount of potassium from the 1 raw items is in Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw where the content is 180 mg per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 2 items. The highest amount of potassium from the 2 cooked items is in Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt where the amount is 87 mg per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked leeks shows that cooking can change the levels of potassium by 93 mg in a 100g serving.

Average Content for leeks

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of potassium contained in 100g of leeks, based on the list below of 4 different items under the general description of leeks, is 688.50 mg of potassium. This average value corresponds to 14.65 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 111.00 kcal, the average amount of Sodium is 77.75 mg, the average amount of Protein is 4.58 g, the average amount of Fat is 0.70 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is g.

Median Amount

The median value of Potassium is found in Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw which in 100g contains 180 mg of Potassium. This corresponds to 4 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 61 kcal, the amount of Sodium is 20 mg, the amount of Protein is 1.5 g, the amount of Fat is 0.3 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 14.15 g.

Highest potassium Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 4 different leeks nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of potassium is found in Leeks, (bulb and lower-leaf portion), freeze-dried which contains 2400 mg of potassium per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 51 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 321 kcal, the Sodium content is 35 mg, the Protein content is 15.2 g, the Fat content is 2.1 g, the Carbohydrate content is 74.65 g.

The lowest amount of potassium is in Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), cooked, boiled, drained, with salt which in 100g contains 87 mg of potassium. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 2 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 31 kcal, the amount of Sodium is 246 mg, the amount of Protein is 0.81 g, the amount of Fat is 0.2 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 7.62 g.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a potassium range of 2313 mg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 290 kcal for Calories, 211 mg for Sodium, 14.39 g for Protein, 1.9 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.

Highest Amount of potassium per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high potassium foods in your diet. For example 100g of Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw contains 180 mg of potassium. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the potassium nutritional content.

The food with the highest potassium content per typical serving is Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw which contains 160.2 mg in 1 cup (or 89 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 3 %. For this serving the Calories content is 54.29 kcal, the Sodium content is 17.8 mg, the Protein content is 1.34 g, the Fat content is 0.27 g and the Carbohydrate content is 12.59 g.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing potassium which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of potassium rich foods.


Leeks List, potassium Content per 100g

1. Leeks, (bulb and lower-leaf portion), freeze-dried - Potassium
  Nutritional Value : 19 / 100     food group - Vegetables and Vegetable Products
  Potassium
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Sodium
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  2400 mg (51%)321 kcal (16%)35 mg (2%)74.65 g (57%)2.1 g (3%)15.2 g (27%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 tbsp (or 0.2g):
   4.8 mg (0%) 0.64 kcal (0%) 0.07 mg (0%) 0.15 g (0%) 0 g (0%) 0.03 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes .25 cup (or 0.8g):
  19.2 mg (0%) 2.57 kcal (0%) 0.28 mg (0%) 0.6 g (0%) 0.02 g (0%) 0.12 g (0%)
2. Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw - Potassium
  Nutritional Value : 22 / 100     food group - Vegetables and Vegetable Products
  Potassium Calories Sodium Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  180 mg (4%)61 kcal (3%)20 mg (1%)14.15 g (11%)0.3 g (0%)1.5 g (3%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 89g):
   160.2 mg (3%) 54.29 kcal (3%) 17.8 mg (1%) 12.59 g (10%) 0.27 g (0%) 1.34 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 leek (or 89g):
  160.2 mg (3%) 54.29 kcal (3%) 17.8 mg (1%) 12.59 g (10%) 0.27 g (0%) 1.34 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (or 6g):
  10.8 mg (0%) 3.66 kcal (0%) 1.2 mg (0%) 0.85 g (1%) 0.02 g (0%) 0.09 g (0%)
3. Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Potassium
  Nutritional Value : 21 / 100     food group - Vegetables and Vegetable Products
  Potassium Calories Sodium Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  87 mg (2%)31 kcal (2%)10 mg (1%)7.62 g (6%)0.2 g (0%)0.81 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 leek (or 124g):
   107.88 mg (2%) 38.44 kcal (2%) 12.4 mg (1%) 9.45 g (7%) 0.25 g (0%) 1 g (2%)
  Other serving sizes .25 cup and chopped or diced (or 26g):
  22.62 mg (0%) 8.06 kcal (0%) 2.6 mg (0%) 1.98 g (2%) 0.05 g (0%) 0.21 g (0%)
4. Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), cooked, boiled, drained, with salt - Potassium
  Nutritional Value : 20 / 100     food group - Vegetables and Vegetable Products
  Potassium Calories Sodium Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  87 mg (2%)31 kcal (2%)246 mg (15%)7.62 g (6%)0.2 g (0%)0.81 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 leek (or 124g):
   107.88 mg (2%) 38.44 kcal (2%) 305.04 mg (19%) 9.45 g (7%) 0.25 g (0%) 1 g (2%)






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