How much potassium is in a banana?
We are often asked 'how much potassium is in a banana?' Well, the average Chiquita banana contains about 422 mg of potassium (a little less than ½ a gram), making bananas a potassium superfruit—that's 13% of the daily-recommended amount of potassium from only one Chiquita banana!
And did you know that the potassium in bananas stimulates your muscles, nerves and brain cells, and as a bonus, can also help reduce blood pressure and risk of stroke.
Get the Potassium You Need – Recommended Amounts per Age Group
With all of the incredible benefits of potassium in bananas, it's no wonder the Chiquita banana is one of the first solid foods new moms feed their babies. The Food and Nutrition Center of the Institute of Medicine has recommended the following potassium amounts per day for infants, children and adults.
(1 banana = 0.422g of potassium)
Potassium for Infants:
0.4 grams a day (g/day)
Potassium for Children and Adolescents:
Potassium for Adults:
Age 19 and older:
Get your banana potassium today by peeling and eating a Chiquita banana, and we invite you to browse our banana recipes for more ideas, and learn more banana nutrition facts.