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Food Sources of Potassium in the Average Polish Diet

Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Department of Food Market and Consumer Research, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Faculty of Medical Sciences and Health Sciences, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
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Nutrients 2019, 11(12), 2905;
Received: 31 October 2019 / Revised: 26 November 2019 / Accepted: 27 November 2019 / Published: 1 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Potassium and Human Health)
The aim of this study was to identify the food sources of potassium in the average Polish diet based on the data from the 2016 Household Budget Survey conducted on the representative sample of the Polish population (36,886 households, n = 99,230). This survey is organized by the Central Statistical Office and is related to the expenditures, quantitative consumption and revenues in households. We analyzed 91 sub-groups (i.e., milk, red meat) from 13 food categories (i.e., milk and dairy products, meat and products). Our findings indicated that the daily supply of potassium in the average Polish diet was 2617.9 mg, which meant covering the average allowance in 83%. Vegetables provided 32.5% of potassium, of which potatoes accounted for 16.2% of supply, and other vegetables for 16.2%. Tomatoes as well as other vegetables and mushrooms provided a total of 8.2% of potassium among vegetables. The next position was taken by the meat and meat products category (17.7%), with the largest share of meat products (6.7%) and red meat (5.2%). Cereal products supplied 16.64% of potassium, of which bread, rolls and bread products (12.2%) were of the greatest importance. Milk and dairy products turned out to be the fourth product category as a source of potassium (11.9%), with the highest share of milk (6.8%) and yoghurts and milk drinks (3.9%). View Full-Text
Keywords: potassium intake; nutrient intake; food sources potassium intake; nutrient intake; food sources
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Górska-Warsewicz, H.; Rejman, K.; Laskowski, W.; Kowalcze, K. Food Sources of Potassium in the Average Polish Diet. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2905.

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Górska-Warsewicz H, Rejman K, Laskowski W, Kowalcze K. Food Sources of Potassium in the Average Polish Diet. Nutrients. 2019; 11(12):2905.

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Górska-Warsewicz, Hanna, Krystyna Rejman, Wacław Laskowski, and Katarzyna Kowalcze. 2019. "Food Sources of Potassium in the Average Polish Diet" Nutrients 11, no. 12: 2905.

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