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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 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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Here is a handy list of the amounts of Vitamin K in the indicated servings of common fats, oils, and dressings. Vitamin K measurements are for the amount measured before cooking. Remember that consistency is key in your daily amount of Vitamin K so that your INR and your dosage of Coumadin (warfarin) can remain stable.
The current Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin K is 70-80 micrograms per day. Here's why the RDA should be your target.
|Item||Amount||Vitamin K (in micrograms)|
|Butter (unsalted)||1 tsp.||0.3 mcg|
|Stick Margarine*||1 tsp.||4.3 mcg|
|Mayonnaise*||1 Tbsp.||22.5 mcg|
|Almond||1 tsp.||0.3 mcg|
|Canola||1 tsp.||3.2 mcg|
|Corn||1 tsp.||0.1 mcg|
|Olive||1 tsp.||2.7 mcg|
|Peanut||1 tsp.||0 mcg|
|Safflower||1 tsp.||0.3 mcg|
|Sesame||1 tsp.||0.6 mcg|
|Soybean||1 tsp.||8.3 mcg|
|Sunflower||1 tsp.||0.2 mcg|
|Walnut||1 tsp.||0.7 mcg|
|Honey Mustard Dressing*||2 Tbsp.||21.0 mcg|
|Caesar Dressing*||2 Tbsp.||31.4 mcg|
|Ranch Dressing*||2 Tbsp.||40.3 mcg|
|Italian Dressing*||2 Tbsp.||16.5 mcg|
* The Vitamin K levels in these foods may vary depending on what type of oil is used in their manufacturing.
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Sauces & Salsas
you avoid cranberry
juice on Coumadin (warfarin)?
The good news is that we now have pretty good evidence that it's OK to drink cranberry juice. The feeling has been that somehow cranberry juice interacted with the cytochrome P450 system of enzymes. These enzymes are critical to helping the body clear itself of chemicals such as medications we take. More....
How many micrograms
of Vitamin K can I have in one day?
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin K is 85 micrograms (mcg) per day. Most physicians recommend trying to keep levels no higher than this as a consequence of the effect that higher doses can have on INR levels. More....
My husband has
diabetes and is on Coumadin (warfarin). How can I help him eat
The first step is for you and your husband to speak with your physician about the number of calories he should be eating each day. Many physicians have a dietitian available to their patients. Such referrals are especially helpful and if possible, you should go to the appointment with your husband. More....
Can I use these nutritional
supplements while on Coumadin?
You should absolutely avoid all supplements while taking warfarin. There is very little solid research done on supplements and you are putting yourself at very high risk by taking them along with your Coumadin®. There is with the other medications you are taking as well. More....