I have discovered that potassium is not required by the FDA to be on food labels. I have a feeling that this is part if not all of the reason why myself and others have such a hard time to get all the required potassium. This is one of my goals and it is seeming to be impossible to achieve. I think that this is a major problem that should be addressed but in the mean time is there a way to check how much potassium is in something that is not a single ingredient item (banana, spinach, apricots)?
I think you'll find this has been discussed innumerable times on the forums here...
If you wish to chose a basic item and have the potassium amounts -- pick generic. The USDA database lists potassium; if you choose Bananas over say, (Wegmans) Banana (or most other brand-name), then you will get the potassium listed. I don't ever miss my potassium numbers when I go generic.
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