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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 (PDF) or $12.95 for the paperback. Get your copy now!
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Could you please tell me if paprika, chili powder, salsa with chilis, cinnamon, and nutmeg have Vitamin K?
Paprika, chili powder, cinnamon and nutmeg do not contain significant amounts of Vitamin K. Most chili peppers would not be an issue in the salsa, but sometimes salsa can have other ingredients that might be higher in Vitamin K. Often salsas are made with parsley - which could be an issue. Consider using cilantro to season your chili. Two tablespoons contains only 6 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin K.
More information about Vitamin K and Coumadin use is available on our Coumadin® (warfarin) pages and in The Dr. Gourmet Diet For Coumadin Users book. Our Vitamin K Levels in Common Foods book lists thousands of common foods both alphabetically and by the amount of Vitamin K they contain. It's available in both PDF ($4.95) and paperback ($12.95 + s/h) format.
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Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
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