Welcome to the nutritional potassium content in 5 different types of lentils, ranging from 955 mg to 322 mg per 100g. The basic type of lentils is Lentils, raw which in 100g contains 955 mg of potassium.
The total recommended daily allowance or RDA for potassium is 4700 mg. For the 100g serving of Lentils, raw, the RDA potassium percentage is 20 %. Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Lentils, raw has a nutritional value score of 18 out of 100.Comparing the potassium content and the nutritional density in 100g for Lentils, raw; We class this as a high potassium content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a medium nutritional density value.
This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Legumes and Legume 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 353 kcal (18% RDA), the amount of Sodium is 6 mg, the amount of Protein is 25.8 g (46% RDA), the amount of Fat is 1.06 g (2% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 60.08 g (46% 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 lentils.
Comparing potassium in lentils vs a bananaThe amount of potassium in a banana is 358 mg per 100g.As potassium percentage of the RDA this is 8 %. Comparing with Lentils, raw, in 100g contains 955 mg of potassium. As a percentage of the RDA this is 20 %. Therefore, Lentils, raw has 597 mg more potassium than a banana. In terms of potassium percentage this is 167 % more potassium. A banana has an overall nutritional value score of 16 out of 100, whereas Lentils, raw has a nutritional value score of 18 out of 100.
Amount of potassium per 100 Calories100 calories of lentils, raw is a serving size of 0.28 g, and the amount of Potassium is 270.54 mg. Other important and related nutrients and macronutrients such as Protein, in 100 Calories are as follows; Sodium 1.7 mg , Protein 7.31 g , Fat 0.3 g , Carbohydrate 17.02 g .
Content per Typical Serving Size 1 cup (or 192 g)For the food Lentils, raw the typical serving size is 1 cup (or 192 g) which contains 1833.6 mg of Potassium. The potassium percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 39 %.
To give 100% of the RDA, 2.6 servings of the typical serving size 1 cup (or 192 g) give the complete RDA. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Calories content is 677.76 kcal, the Sodium content is 11.52 mg, the Protein content is 49.54 g, the Fat content is 2.04 g and the Carbohydrate content is 115.35 g. This data is shown in the graph below for the typical serving of potassium and the related and important nutritional values.
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 192 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 198.2 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 18.4 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 461.4 (kcal).
This list of 5 types of lentils, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Lentils, raw through to Lentils, sprouted, raw 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 lentils.
Milligrams of potassium in lentils (per 100g)
The list below gives the total potassium content in the 5 items from the general description 'lentils' each of which show the potassium amount as well as Calories, Sodium, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 5 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.
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 3 items. The highest amount of potassium from the 3 raw items is in Lentils, raw where the content is 955 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 Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt where the amount is 369 mg per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked lentils shows that cooking can change the levels of potassium by 586 mg in a 100g serving.
Average Content for lentilsThe average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of potassium contained in 100g of lentils, based on the list below of 5 different items under the general description of lentils, is 518.60 mg of potassium. This average value corresponds to 11.03 % 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 206.80 kcal, the average amount of Sodium is 52.80 mg, the average amount of Protein is 15.55 g, the average amount of Fat is 0.91 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is g.
Median AmountThe median value of Potassium is found in Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt which in 100g contains 369 mg of Potassium. This corresponds to 8 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 116 kcal, the amount of Sodium is 2 mg, the amount of Protein is 9.02 g, the amount of Fat is 0.38 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 20.13 g.
Highest potassium Content per 100g
Using the list below for the 5 different lentils nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of potassium is found in Lentils, raw which contains 955 mg of potassium per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 20 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 353 kcal, the Sodium content is 6 mg, the Protein content is 25.8 g, the Fat content is 1.06 g, the Carbohydrate content is 60.08 g.
The lowest amount of potassium is in Lentils, sprouted, raw which in 100g contains 322 mg of potassium. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 7 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 106 kcal, the amount of Sodium is 11 mg, the amount of Protein is 8.96 g, the amount of Fat is 0.55 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 22.14 g.
The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a potassium range of 633 mg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 247 kcal for Calories, 5 mg for Sodium, 16.84 g for Protein, 0.51 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 Lentils, raw contains 955 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 Lentils, raw which contains 1833.6 mg in 1 cup (or 192 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 39 %. For this serving the Calories content is 677.76 kcal, the Sodium content is 11.52 mg, the Protein content is 49.54 g, the Fat content is 2.04 g and the Carbohydrate content is 115.35 g.
Nutritional Information SummaryFrom 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 high content of potassium in foods.