Foods That Are High in Phosphorus

1. Chicken and Turkey

The white meat of both chicken and turkey is a great source of phosphorus. 

2. Pork

Pork provides 200 mg of phosphorus per three oz. Dry heat cooking preserves phosphorus best.

3. Organ Meats

Organ meats are rich in phosphorus, vitamins, and minerals.

4. Seafood

Phosphorus-rich shellfish abounds. Phosphorus is highest in cuttlefish

5. Dairy

Low-fat milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt provide at least 30% of the total RDI of phosphorus per serving.

6. Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds

Humans can't digest phytic acid, which is abundant in sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

7. Nuts

Brazil nuts, especially, contain at least 40% of the RDI of phosphorus every 1/2-cup (67-gram) intake.

8. Whole Grains

Wheat, oats, and rice are phosphorus-rich. Soaking, sprouting, or fermenting grains may improve absorption.

9. Amaranth and Quinoa

Amaranth & quinoa are healthy and high in phosphorus. 40% of the daily requirement is in one prepared cup

10. Beans and Lentils

Beans and lentils, particularly when soaked, sprouted, or brewed, contain 250 mg of phosphorus per cup.

11. Soy

Whole soybeans and fermented soy products contain 100% of the daily phosphorus requirement per serving.

12. Foods With Added Phosphates

Phosphate additions improve quality and shelf life in processed goods. They supply phosphorus.

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