When we think of sources of potassium, most of us call to mind a banana, and while that’s accurate — bananas are indeed an excellent source of potassium — they’re not the only source, or even the best source. Shocking, I know, but it’s true! Here are 8 surprising sources of potassium, which each contain more potassium per serving than the much talked-about banana.
1. Baked Potato
With 840 milligrams of potassium in one large baked potato (with the skin), this humble vegetable has earned its top spot my list of the best (but surprising) sources of potassium. Bearing in mind that a baked potato with its skin contains only 160 calories, you could even add a little dollop of butter and still have a very healthy pre-workout snack.