Oranges contain a moderate to high amount of potassium. There is approximately 237 milligrams of potassium in a one-half cup serving of oranges and 240 mg of potassium in a small orange.
Eating citrus foods such as oranges or drinking orange juice is a healthy and easy way to intake the daily recommended amount of potassium.
Orange juice contains a higher amount of potassium than whole oranges due its concentrated form. It contains approximately 248 mg of potassium in a one-half cup serving.
Potassium is an important mineral and electrolyte for the body. It helps balance fluid levels, maintain normal blood pressure and aids in muscle contraction and nerve function.