This Fruit Contains The Highest Amount Of Potassium Per Serving

"Nature's candy," aka fruit (per Stoneridge Orchards), contains an abundance of vitamins and antioxidants that reduce the risk of several health ailments, such as heart disease and diabetes, per Medical News Today. And since there's no such thing as a miracle fruit, Harvard's School of Public Health suggests eating a variety of fruits on a daily basis, which can be summed up in just three words: eat the rainbow.

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Eating the rainbow means incorporating colorful foods like blackberries, strawberries, and oranges into your diet, as they all contain important vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and potassium.

Potassium, in particular, is essential for healthy blood pressure, per Have A Plant, and helps to maintain a steady heartbeat and nerve function, via Medline Plus. It's also an electrolyte that can be found in root vegetables, leafy greens, and a variety of citrus fruits. But which fruit contains the highest amount of potassium? We'll give you a hint: it's very popular on toast.

Smooth and buttery

You see it spread on avocado toast, mashed into guacamole, and diced over oatmeal or poached eggs. That's the magic and versatility of buttery avocados, which are classified as "pear-shaped berries" that are rich in fat-soluble vitamins, per Clean & Delicious. Its dense nutrient content also helps to manage weight and helps your body absorb vitamins better.

But what about its potassium content? Well, according to the National Library of Medicine, half of an avocado is made up of 345 milligrams of potassium, which is almost 700 milligrams of potassium in one whole avocado. Healthline adds to this by stating that "one avocado provides roughly 15% of your daily potassium needs."

Bananas usually come to mind when one thinks of potassium, but according to Harvard's School of Public Health, one banana equates to 450 milligrams of potassium. Thus, one whole avocado has just over 1.5 times the potassium content of a banana.

So, whether you're eating avocados atop smoked pork tacos or drinking it in a smoothie, smile at the numerous health benefits you're getting, especially from the high levels of potassium.