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Find out the exact amount of Vitamin K (in micrograms) of almost a thousand common foods! Listed both alphabetically and then in order of the amount of Vitamin K in the food, this downloadable list will help you know exactly how much Vitamin K you're eating. Just $4.95 for the eBook or $12.95 for the paperback book! Shop now!
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Your site has helped me so much and thank you. Question: What is the vitamin K difference between roasted beets and pickled beets? What would a serving size be for the pickled beets?
Beets have essentially no Vitamin K so you're safe there.
A good rule of thumb for the serving size of most vegetables is 4 ounces. For instance, 4 ounces of beets is 48 calories. While some veggies will be lower in calories this is a good place to start. Some will have fewer calories and others more but 4 ounces is a good rule of thumb. For instance, 4 ounces of mushrooms is only 25 calories.
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Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
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