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Is Pork Meat High In Potassium? (Proven Facts)

Pork is one of the most popular foods in the world and in the US, it’s only trailing behind beef and chicken. And, although pork meat has many vitamins and minerals, how much potassium does pork have?

Is pork meat high in potassium?

How much potassium there is in pork depends on which part of the animal you’re eating. But generally, pork meat is high in potassium. For instance, the parts with the most potassium per 3.5 oz (100 g) are pork loin (423 mg) and tenderloin (421 mg), while the part with the least amount of potassium is pork belly (185 mg).

For pork loin and tenderloin, that’s close to 10% of recommended daily intake of potassium. On the other hand, 100 g of pork belly has less than 4%. Read on to find out about other parts of pork.

Make sure to check out: Can You Check Your Potassium Level At Home? and The Best Low Potassium Snacks (Eat This, Not That).

How much potassium is in pork meat?

Grilled Pork
Grilled Pork

A swine is a big animal and every part of its body doesn’t have the same potassium content. It also depends on how you prepare the pork meat. But, let’s break down some of the most popular pork meat parts, dishes, and foods.

Potassium content per 3.5 oz (100 g):

  • Pork belly, raw 185 mg
  • Pork chops 315 mg
  • Pork shoulder 332 mg
  • Tenderloin 421 mg
  • Liver sausage 170 mg
  • Pork, ground, cooked 362 mg
  • Pork Bologna 281 mg
  • Frankfurter 264 mg
  • Polish sausage 237 mg
  • Italian salami 340 mg
  • Pulled pork in barbecue sauce 305 mg
  • Sliced ham, pre-packaged, deli meat 425 mg
  • Oscar Meier Wieners 131 mg

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Which has more potassium pork or beef?

Pork Vs. Beef
Pork Vs. Beef

In general, the potassium content in pork and beef is similar although it’s leaning slightly towards beef. For instance, comparing pork chop and the round beef steak, we see that pork chop has 315 mg of potassium and the round beefsteak has 363 mg per 3.5 oz or 100 grams.

However, when we look at ground meat and tenderloins, pork meat has up to 100 mg of potassium more per same-sized serving.

Which has more potassium pork or chicken?

Pork Vs. Chicken
Pork Vs. Chicken

Pork meat has generally more potassium than chicken meat. If we compare pork shoulder (332 mg) or pork loin (423 mg) with chicken steak (256 mg) or chicken wings (210 mg), we can see how much more potassium there is in pork meat.

Which has more potassium pork or turkey?

Pork Vs. Turkey
Pork Vs. Turkey

When we compare pork meat and turkey meat, it’s easy to see that pork has more potassium than turkey meat. For instance, roasted pork shoulder (Boston butt) has 332 mg of potassium per 3.5 oz (100 g) and roasted turkey breast has 288 mg.

Can you take in too much potassium from pork meat?

It’s actually quite easy to eat a hefty amount of potassium with your pork loin, ham, cop, or steak. A 3.5 serving would give you almost 10% of daily value and most people would probably eat double or even triple the amount in one go.

For that reason, it’s best to eat only small amounts of pork if you’re on a low potassium diet.

Can you eat pork meat on a low potassium diet?

You can eat pork on a low-potassium diet but you need to choose cuts that have the least amount of potassium such as pork belly. It’s also best to stick to smaller servings as it’s easy to eat plenty of meat without even noticing how much you ate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are pork chops high in potassium?

Pork chops are high in potassium because a single 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of broiled pork chops with bone contains 315 mg of potassium or almost 7% of the recommended daily potassium intake.

Is ham high in potassium?

Ham is high in potassium because a single 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of ham slices contains 348 mg of potassium or around 7.5% of the recommended daily potassium intake.

Are Oscar Meyer Wieners high in potassium?

Oscar Meyer Wieners are rather low in potassium because a single 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of wieners contains 131 mg of potassium or around 2.7% of the recommended daily potassium intake.
However, it’s easy to eat more than that amount in one sitting and therefore you need to be careful if you’re on a low-potassium diet.

Is pork tenderloin high in potassium?

Tenderloin is high in potassium because a single 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of pork tenderloin contains 421 mg of potassium or around 9% of the recommended daily potassium intake.

Is ground pork high in potassium?

Ground pork is generally high in potassium because a single 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of ground pork (72% lean, 28% fat) contains 275 mg of potassium or around 6% of the recommended daily potassium intake.

Higher meat to fat ratio in ground pork also means a much higher potassium content.

Is pork shoulder high in potassium?

Pork shoulder, or Boston butt how it’s also known, is high in potassium because a single 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of pork shoulder contains 332 mg of potassium or 7% of the recommended daily potassium intake.

Is pulled pork high in potassium?

Pulled pork is high in potassium because a single 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of pulled pork with bbq sauce contains 305 mg of potassium or around 6.4% of the recommended daily potassium intake.

Conclusion

Pork meat is generally high in potassium and has the same or smaller amount of potassium than beef. At the same time, pork meat contains more potassium than both chicken and turkey meat.

Nutrition Facts: 3.5 oz (100 g) Broiled Whole Pork Loin

  • 242 Calories
  • Total Fat 14 g 21%
    • Saturated fat 5 g 25%
  • Cholesterol 80 mg 26%
  • Sodium 62 mg 2%
  • Potassium 423 mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
  • Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
  • Sugar 0 g
  • Protein 27 g 54%
  • Vitamin C 1%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 4%
  • Vitamin D 13%
  • Vitamin B6 25%
  • Vitamin B12 11%
  • Magnesium 7%

Nutrition Facts: 3.5 oz (100 g) Boneless Extra Lean Ham, 5% fat, roasted

  • 145 Calories
  • Total Fat 6 g 9%
    • Saturated fat 1.8 g 9%
  • Cholesterol 53 mg 17%
  • Sodium 1,203 mg 50%
  • Potassium 287 mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g 0%
  • Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
  • Sugar 0 g
  • Protein 21 g 42%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 8%
  • Vitamin D 8%
  • Vitamin B6 20%
  • Vitamin B12 11%
  • Magnesium 3%

Nutrition Facts: 3.5 oz (100 g) Ground Pork, 72% lean / 28% fat, pan-broiled

  • 377 Calories
  • Total Fat 31 g 47%
    • Saturated fat 11 g 55%
    • Trans fat regulation 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol 99 mg 33%
  • Sodium 91 mg 3%
  • Potassium 275 mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g 0%
  • Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
  • Sugar 0 g
  • Protein 23 g 46%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%
  • Vitamin D 8%
  • Vitamin B6 20%
  • Vitamin B12 18%
  • Magnesium 4%

Don’t know which foods are high in potassium? Read our article 15 Best Food Sources Of Potassium. We also have a guide on this important mineral: Potassium 101: All You Need To Know About Potassium.

Article source: USDA