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Are raspberries safe for those taking Coumadin (warfarin)?

I have just been put on Coumadin after having aortic valve replacement. I cannot find out if raspberries have a large amount of Vitamin K in them. Can you answer for me? Thank you.

Dr. Gourmet Says...

raspberries on the vine

A cup of raspberries contains about 10 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin K. That would be considered a low amount and safe for Coumadin® (warfarin). In fact, pretty much all fruits are going to be safe for you. Here's a list of the Vitamin K levels in common fruits.

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Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS
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