Welcome to the potassium content in 5 different types of lentils, ranging from 955 to 322 mg per 100g. The basic value from the general description of lentils is Lentils, raw which in 100g contains 955 mg of potassium. As a source of potassium, this corresponds to 20 % of the Recommended Daily Allowance or RDA. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Sodium is 6 mg, the amount of Calories is 353 kcal (18% RDA), the amount of Protein is 25.8 g (52% RDA), the amount of Fat is 1.06 g (2% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 60.08 g (46% RDA).

For the food Lentils, raw the typical serving size is 1 cup (or 192 g) which contains 1833.6 mg of Potassium. The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 39 %. For this serving the Sodium content is 11.52 mg, the Calories content is 677.76 kcal, the Protein content is 49.54 g, the Fat content is 2.04 g and the Carbohydrate content is 115.35 g.

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.

Potassium Levels

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, without 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.

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 Sodium, Calories, 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.

lentils potassium per 100g

Average Content for lentils

The 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 Sodium is 52.80 mg, the average amount of Calories is 206.80 kcal, 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 36.21 g.

Median Amount

The median value of Potassium is found in Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt which in 100g contains 369 mg of Potassium. This corresponds to 8 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Sodium is 238 mg, the amount of Calories is 114 kcal, the amount of Protein is 9.02 g, the amount of Fat is 0.38 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 19.54 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 Sodium content is 6 mg, the Calories content is 353 kcal, 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 Sodium is 11 mg, the amount of Calories is 106 kcal, 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; 5 mg for Sodium, 247 kcal for Calories, 16.84 g for Protein, 0.51 g for Fat, 37.94 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 precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 39 %. For this serving the Sodium content is 11.52 mg, the Calories content is 677.76 kcal, the Protein content is 49.54 g, the Fat content is 2.04 g and the Carbohydrate content is 115.35 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.


Lentils List, potassium Content per 100g

1. Lentils, raw - Potassium
  Potassium (%RDA)Sodium (%RDA)Calories (%RDA)Carbohydrate (%RDA)Fat (%RDA)Protein (%RDA)
  For a 100g serving :
  955 mg (20%)6 mg (0%)353 kcal (18%)60.08 g (46%)1.06 g (2%)25.8 g (52%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 192g):
   1833.6 mg (39%) 11.52 mg (1%) 677.76 kcal (34%) 115.35 g (89%) 2.04 g (3%) 49.54 g (99%)
  Other serving sizes 1 tablespoon (or 12g):
  114.6 mg (2%) 0.72 mg (0%) 42.36 kcal (2%) 7.21 g (6%) 0.13 g (0%) 3.1 g (6%)
2. Lentils, pink, raw - Potassium
  Potassium Sodium Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  578 mg (12%)7 mg (0%)345 kcal (17%)59.15 g (46%)2.17 g (3%)24.95 g (50%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 192g):
   1109.76 mg (24%) 13.44 mg (1%) 662.4 kcal (33%) 113.57 g (87%) 4.17 g (6%) 47.9 g (96%)
3. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt - Potassium
  Potassium Sodium Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  369 mg (8%)2 mg (0%)116 kcal (6%)20.13 g (15%)0.38 g (1%)9.02 g (18%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 198g):
   730.62 mg (16%) 3.96 mg (0%) 229.68 kcal (11%) 39.86 g (31%) 0.75 g (1%) 17.86 g (36%)
  Other serving sizes 1 tbsp (or 12.3g):
  45.39 mg (1%) 0.25 mg (0%) 14.27 kcal (1%) 2.48 g (2%) 0.05 g (0%) 1.11 g (2%)
4. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt - Potassium
  Potassium Sodium Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  For a 100g serving :
  369 mg (8%)238 mg (15%)114 kcal (6%)19.54 g (15%)0.38 g (1%)9.02 g (18%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 198g):
   730.62 mg (16%) 471.24 mg (29%) 225.72 kcal (11%) 38.69 g (30%) 0.75 g (1%) 17.86 g (36%)