Welcome to the nutritional potassium content in 6 different types of yams, ranging from 816 to 418 mg per 100g. The basic amount from the general description of yams is Yam, raw which in 100g contains 816 mg of potassium.
As a source of potassium, this corresponds to 17 % of the Recommended Daily Allowance or RDA. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Sodium is 9 mg (1% RDA), the amount of Calories is 118 kcal (6% RDA), the amount of Protein is 1.53 g (3% RDA), the amount of Fat is 0.17 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 27.88 g (21% RDA).
The potassium amounts and nutrition facts for 100g is shown in the bar chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance.
For the food Yam, raw the typical serving size is 1 cup, cubes (or 150 g) which contains 1224 mg of Potassium. The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 26 %. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Sodium content is 13.5 mg, the Calories content is 177 kcal, the Protein content is 2.3 g, the Fat content is 0.26 g and the Carbohydrate content is 41.82 g.
The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food is measured as a gram weight value although it is also useful to give the calories from these macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 6.4 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 2.2 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 168.5 (kcal).
This list of 6 types of yams, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Yam, raw through to Mountain yam, hawaii, 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 yams.
The list below gives the total potassium content in the 6 items from the general description 'yams' each of which show the potassium amount as well as Sodium, Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 6 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 2 items. The highest amount of potassium from the 2 raw items is in Yam, raw where the content is 816 mg per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 4 items. The highest amount of potassium from the 4 cooked items is in Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, without salt where the amount is 670 mg per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked yams shows that cooking can change the levels of potassium by 146 mg in a 100g serving.
Average Content for yamsThe average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of potassium contained in 100g of yams, based on the list below of 6 different items under the general description of yams, is 594.00 mg of potassium. This average value corresponds to 12.64 % 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 89.00 mg, the average amount of Calories is 96.50 kcal, the average amount of Protein is 1.55 g, the average amount of Fat is 0.12 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is 23.11 g.
Median AmountThe median value of Potassium is found in Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, with salt which in 100g contains 670 mg of Potassium. This corresponds to 14 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Sodium is 244 mg, the amount of Calories is 114 kcal, the amount of Protein is 1.49 g, the amount of Fat is 0.14 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 26.99 g.
Highest potassium Content per 100g
Using the list below for the 6 different yams nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of potassium is found in Yam, raw which contains 816 mg of potassium per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 17 %. For this 100g serving the Sodium content is 9 mg, the Calories content is 118 kcal, the Protein content is 1.53 g, the Fat content is 0.17 g, the Carbohydrate content is 27.88 g.
The lowest amount of potassium is in Mountain yam, hawaii, raw which in 100g contains 418 mg of potassium. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 9 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Sodium is 13 mg, the amount of Calories is 67 kcal, the amount of Protein is 1.34 g, the amount of Fat is 0.1 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 16.3 g.
The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a potassium range of 398 mg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 4 mg for Sodium, 51 kcal for Calories, 0.19 g for Protein, 0.07 g for Fat, 11.58 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 Yam, raw contains 816 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 Yam, raw which contains 1224 mg in 1 cup, cubes (or 150 g). The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 26 %. For this serving the Sodium content is 13.5 mg, the Calories content is 177 kcal, the Protein content is 2.3 g, the Fat content is 0.26 g and the Carbohydrate content is 41.82 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 foods high in potassium.