Phosphorus Food List
Phosphorus
Phosphorus in a mineral found in many foods. Renal patients can benefit from limiting their phosphorus intake to about one gram per day. Unfortunately, phosphorus is not listed on most food labels. Below is a list of foods separated by phosphorus amounts, to limit your diet.

When phosphorus is listed on a food label, it may be expressed as a percentage of a daily value. The guidelines included for daily values can help you decide whether a food is a good choice for you. Consult your renal dietitian if you are unsure of any foods.

Meat & Poultry

Portions:3 oz. dry, cooked or as stated

Low Phosphorus

  • Chicken, thigh w/o skin, roasted 1.8 oz., 95
  • Duck, w/ skin, roasted, 133
  • Pork, loin chop w/bone, lean, fat, braised, 138

Higher Phosphorus

  • Beef, ground, 5% fat, pan-broiled, 189
  • Been, ground, 20% fat, pan-broiled, 174
  • Beef, chuck pot roast, 184
  • Beef, eye round select, roasted, 178
  • Beef, top sirloin choice, broiled, 187
  • Chicken, ½ breast w/o skin, roasted 196
  • Turkey, breast w/skin, 184
  • Turkey, dark meat w/skin, 162

Highest Phosphorus

  • Beef, bottom round, lean, roasted, 203
  • Beefalo, roasted, 213
  • Pork, spare ribs, lean, fat, broiled, 222
  • Pork, leg, lean, roasted, 239
  • Port, top loin chop, lean, fat, broiled, 202
  • Veal, leg & shoulder, lean, braised, 203

Seafood

Portions: 3 oz. dry, cooked or as stated

Low Phosphorus

  • Cod, Atlantic, 117
  • Grouper, 122
  • Oysters, Eastern, Raw, canned, 118
  • Oysters, Pacific, raw, 138
  • Scallops, breaded & fr4ied, 2 large, 73
  • Shrimp, moist heat, 116
  • Tuna, light, canned in water, 139

Higher Phosphorus

  • Catfish, breaded, fried, 184
  • Cod, Pacific, 190
  • Crab, blue, moist heat, 175
  • Lobster, Northern, moist heat, 157
  • Mussels, blue, raw, 167
  • Shrimp, Breaded, fried, 184
  • Shrimp, canned, 198
  • Snapper, 171

Highest Phosphorus

  • Calamari, fried, 213
  • Clams, moist heat, 287
  • Crab, Alaskan, moist heat, 238
  • .Flounder, 246
  • Haddock, 205
  • Halibut, 242
  • Mussels, blue, moist heat, 242
  • Salmon, Atlantic wild, 218
  • Sole, 246
  • Swordfish, 286
  • Tuna, light, canned in oil, 246

Dairy & Eggs

Portions: as stated

Low Phosphorus

  • Butter, 1 T, 3
  • Cream cheese, 1 T, 15
  • Cream, Half & Half, 1 T, 14
  • Egg white, 1 large, 4
  • Egg yolk, 1 large, 83
  • Ice cream, low/red. Calorie, vanilla, ½ cup, 72
  • Sherbet, orange, ½ cup, 30
  • Sour cream, fat free, 2 T, 37
  • Soy milk, (dairy alternative), 4 oz., 60

Higher Phosphorus

  • Cheese, blue, 1 oz., 110
  • Cheese, cheddar, 1 oz., 145
  • Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk, 1 oz., 105
  • Cheese, parmesan, hard, 1 0z. 197
  • Cheese, provolone, 1 oz., 141
  • Cheese, Swiss, 1 oz., 172
  • Cottage cheese, 1% fat, ½ cup, 152
  • Ice milk, soft serve, vanilla, 1 cone, 139

Highest Phosphorus

  • Buttermilk, 1 cup, 218
  • Cheese, ricotta, part Skim, ½ cup, 227
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup, 247
  • Milk, 1% low-fat, 1 cup, 234
  • Processed American Cheese, 1 oz., 211
  • Yogurt, low fat, plain, 1 cup, 356
  • Yogurt, non-fat, plain, 1 cup, 356
  • Yogurt, whole milk, plain, 1 cup, 216

Legumes

Portions: 1/2 cup cooked or as stated

Low Phosphorus

  • Peanuts, boiled, 44
  • Peas, split, mature, boiled, 97

Higher Phosphorus

  • Beans, black, mature, boiled, 121
  • Beans, fava, canned, 101
  • Beans, kidney, mature, boiled, 125
  • Beans, lima, thin, immature, boiled, 111
  • Beans, pinto, boiled, 137
  • Beans, white, mature, canned, 119
  • Black-eyed peas, mature, boiled, 134
  • Chickpeas, boiled, 138
  • Peanut butter, creamy, smooth, 2T, 118

Highest Phosphorus

  • Lentils, mature, boiled, 178
  • Peanuts, dry roasted, 2 oz., 202
  • Peanuts, oil roasted, 372
  • Soybeans, boiled, 211

Grains & Cereals

Portions: As stated

Low Phosphorus

  • Bread, pita, 6 ½” diameter, one, 58
  • Bread, pumpernickel, 1 slice, 46
  • Bread, white, 1 slice, 24
  • Bread, whole wheat, 1 slice 64
  • Corn flakes, 1 cup, 20
  • Crispy rice cereal, 1 cup, 31
  • Hominy grits, white, 1 oz., quick dry, 46

Higher Phosphorus

  • Bagel, plain, 3.7 oz., (4” diameter), 101
  • English muffin, plain, one, 2 oz., 76
  • Spaghetti, enr., 1 cup, 76
  • Raisin Bran, ½ cup, 125
  • Rice, white, long grain, enr., 1 cup, 68
  • Shredded wheat, 1 rectangular biscuit, 103
  • Wheat flour, white, enr., 1 cup, 135

Highest Phosphorus

  • Bran Cereal, 100%, 1/3 cup, 236
  • Corn flour, whole grain, 1 cup, 318
  • Cornmeal, whole grain, 1 cup, 294
  • Oatmeal, instant, 1 cup, 176
  • Rice, brown, 1 cup, 162
  • Wheat bran flakes, ¾ cup, 157
  • Wheat flour, whole wheat, 1 cup, 415

Snacks & Sweets

Portions: As stated

Low Phosphorus

  • Angel food cake, 1 oz., 9
  • Chestnuts, Chinese, boiled, 1 oz., 19
  • Cookies, shortbread, 4 
  • Gelatin, dry mix, unsweetened, 1 oz. pkg., 11
  • Rice cake, (brown rice), .32 oz. cake, 32
  • Whipped topping, 1 T, <1 

Higher Phosphorus

  • Cocoa, dry, prepared w/water, 1 pkt., 189
  • Macadamia nuts, dry roasted, 2 oz., 112
  • Popcorn, air popped, 3.5 cups, 85

Highest Phosphorus

  • Almonds, dry roasted, 2 oz., 278
  • Cashew, dry roasted, 2 oz., 278
  • Pecans, dry roasted, 2 oz., 278
  • Walnuts, black, dried, 2 oz., 290
  • Walnuts, English, 2 oz., 196


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl), along with various other sources, was used in creating this guide, This guide is intended to assist you in following the advice of your physician and/or dietician. It is not intended to substitute for medical advice or instruction.

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