What Meats Are Low in Potassium?

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Some meats that are relatively low in potassium are tongue, tripe, corned beef, and chicken legs and wings. Most meat contains large amounts of potassium. Beef, veal and lamb generally tend to be the highest in the mineral per serving.

Potassium is a vital nutrient that can, unfortunately, cause problems in people with kidney conditions. Potassium is especially important for muscle function, and for that reason is found in relatively high levels in skeletal meat. However, avoiding meat as a protein source when avoiding potassium is not recommended. Vegetable sources of protein, such as soy beans, are extremely rich in protein, even compared to meat. Organ meats such as tripe contain lower levels of potassium as compared to skeletal meats. Highly processed meats such as hotdogs and canned corned beef are also much lower in potassium than less processed cuts of meat from the same animal. Of the various kinds of seafood, boiled mussels have very low levels of potassium.