Is Cilantro good for kidneys?

Is Cilantro good for kidneys?

Yes, cilantro is rich in antioxidants and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease.

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Is cilantro high in potassium?

One cup of cilantro has 83mg of potassium making it a low potassium food. Additionally, cilantro is not typically eaten in large quantities, so we would expect a typical portion of cilantro to be even lower in potassium.

Is cilantro high in oxalates?

No, cilantro is considered a low oxalate food. (Source)

Is cilantro high in phosphorus?

No. One cup of cilantro contains about 8mg of phosphorus. The phosphorus found in cilantro is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of cilantro?

  • Cilantro is high in vitamins, polyphenols, and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Cilantro is considered a leafy green vegetable, and it is recommended to eat at least one serving of leafy green vegetables per day
  • Research shows that a low intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney failure in people with kidney disease (as well as those who don’t have kidney disease.

Healthy ways to eat cilantro

Cilantro has a distinct, refreshing flavor and is a popular ingredient in many dishes, particularly in Mexican, Latin American, and Asian cuisines. Here are some healthy ways to incorporate cilantro into your meals:

  • Add it to salads such as our Kidney Friendly Mexican Coleslaw for a flavorful twist.
  • Use it as a garnish for soups, stews, and chili.
  • Chop it finely and mix it into dips, such as guacamole, hummus, or our Corn and Black Bean Salsa.
  • Add it to smoothies for a burst of flavor.
  • Mix it into rice or grain dishes, such as our Quinoa Salad with Cashew Lime Butter.
  • Mix it into yogurt or sour cream for a tasty dip or topping.
  • Use it to make homemade pesto or chimichurri sauce.

Remember to always wash cilantro before using it.

High and Low Potassium Fruit and Vegetable Tool

Looking for more information on other kidney friendly fruits and vegetables? Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Potassium Tool.

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