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How much Vitamin K is in quinoa?

How much Vitamin K is in quinoa? I have been on warfarin for 3 years and need to watch my K level very carefully.

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Quinoa Tabbouleh - click for the Dr. Gourmet recipe

Quinoa contains no Vitamin K and should be safe for those taking Coumadin® (warfarin).

You can find out the nutritional content of any ingredient by logging into The Dr. Gourmet Diet Planner and clicking the Recipe Box tab. Use the ingredient search - the database contains over 7,000 ingredients.

The menu planner also helps you track your daily Vitamin K intake along with calories and other nutrients. Click the Food Diary section.

Here are some quinoa recipes to get you started:

Quinoa Caprese Salad
Cheesy Quinoa
Tomato Cheese Quinoa
Mediterranean Quinoa

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet