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Are fresh garlic or fresh ginger safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users?

I am now taking Coumadin and just learning what's okay and not okay. Is it okay to include the combination of fresh ginger and fresh garlic in stir-fry cooking?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Sure. Both of these are going to be safe and a great addition to your stir-frys.

You can find out the nutritional content of any ingredient by logging into The USDA Food Composition Database and doing a search on your desired ingredient. You will find the Vitamin K content of the food under "Full Report (All Nutrients) by scrolling down to "Vitamins."

If Vitamin K is not listed under "Vitamins" then there is not enough Vitamin K to be measured.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet