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• A primer on WHAT a Mediterranean-style diet is and WHY it's great for you
• 95+ delicious Coumadin safe recipes
• Information about managing your diet on Coumadin
• Ingredient and cooking tips throughout the book
• Complete Nutrition Facts, including Vitamin K content, for each recipe

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Note: This is a revised and updated version of Dr. Harlan's The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users. These are the same recipes with updated Nutrition Information, with the addition of information on a Mediterranean-style diet.

How Much Vitamin K is in...?

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 (PDF) or $12.95 for the paperback. Get your copy now!

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Ask Dr. Gourmet

Are canned tomatoes safe for those on Coumadin (warfarin)?

Good fresh tomatoes are not always available. Can I substitute canned tomatoes for fresh on the Coumadin diet?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil and Oregano - click here for the recipe!

For almost any recipe you'll find that canned tomatoes work just as well as fresh.

I keep both the 15 ounce cans and the 28 ounce cans of diced tomatoes on hand. A 15 ounce can is about 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes, and that's equivalent to around 3 small tomatoes. There are a lot of great brands on the market, but some do have added salt and often added ingredients, like basil, garlic, or oregano, so check the label.

One cup of fresh, diced tomatoes will contain about 14.2 mcg of Vitamin K, according to the USDA, while one cup of canned tomatoes contains 7 micrograms. Why the discrepancy? A cup of canned tomatoes likely contains more water than a cup of chopped tomatoes. Keep that in mind if you are tracking your Vitamin K intake by the microgram.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS
Dr Gourmet

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