Potassium is one of the most abundant elements in nature, though it never appears in its pure form; it can be found in many different places, in many different compounds. The most common potassium compound is potassium chloride, which occurs naturally as the mineral sylvite. Sylvite is found almost exclusively in dry, saline areas, such as the bottoms of evaporated sea beds. Other minerals that contain potassium are carnallite, langbeinite and polyhalite, all of which occur in dried-up lake and sea beds. Potassium is also found in abundance in soil and in certain foods, such as driend herbs, avocados, chocolate, pistachios, seeds and beans.
Potassium is the seventh most abundant element. In nature, Potassium is obtained by the electrolysis of chloride or hydroxide. It also oxidises very quickly in air.
Potassium can be found in lots of fruits and veggies. Raisins are a great place to get it, one cup has about 1,236 milligrams. A whole baked potato (including the skin) contians 925.6 milligrams, and a cup of lima beans can have between 730 and 955 milligrams. Lima beans or a potato sound like a good bet, unless you want to eat an entire cup of raisins…
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