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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
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• 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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Vitamin K Levels in Common Foods

Your quick guide to fats, oils, and dressings while taking Coumadin (warfarin)

a small dish of mayonnaise

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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Salad Dressings

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Sauces & Salsas

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