Vitamin K Levels: Fats, Oils & Dressings
The amounts listed in these tables are certainly more than would be recommended for a particular meal. For instance, it is unlikely that you would eat 10 rice cakes at a sitting. The amount listed is a guide to an amount that you could eat in a particular day and get a consistent level of vitamin K.
Please note that there are items on this list that I don’t feel have any place in a healthy diet. I try not to tell people that they cannot eat what they want – this is your choice. That said, doughnuts, for instance, have little to redeem them. They are a combination of flour, sugar and lard that has been deep fried. It's your choice to eat them and I provide the information on vitamin K content for you—but you would be better off without them (especially three of them!).
Fats, Oils & Dressings
|Stick Margarine||2/3 cup||Medium|
|Homemade brown gravy||1/4 cup||Low|
|Homemade white sauce||1/4 cup||Low|
* Mayonnaise is labeled as medium because it is often made with canola or soybean oil. Mayonnaise made with other oils will be lower in Vitamin K.
Try a Healthy Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Salad Dressing or Sauce Recipe!
Blue Cheese Dressing
Meyer Lemon and Basil Dressing
Papaya Poppyseed Dressing | Low Sodium Version
Garlic Tartar Sauce
Thai Peanut Sauce
Tomato Sauce (from canned tomatoes)
Tomato Sauce (from fresh tomatoes)
you avoid cranberry
juice on Coumadin (warfarin)?
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How many micrograms
of Vitamin K can I have in one day?
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Can I use these nutritional
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