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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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Vitamin K Levels in Common Foods

Your quick guide to eating fruit while taking Coumadin (warfarin)

red apples and a glass of apple cider

Here is a handy list of the amounts of Vitamin K in the indicated servings of common fruits. Vitamin K measurements are for the edible portion and if they are cooked, they are 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)
Apple, red (Red Delicious) 1 small (about 5.5 oz.) 4.1 mcg
Apple, green (Granny Smith) 1 small (about 5 oz.) 4.6 mcg
Applesauce 1/2 cup 0.6 mcg
Apricot 1 (about 1 1/2 oz.) 1.2 mcg
Avocado 1/2 cup, sliced (about 2.5 oz.) 15.3
Banana 1 medium (about 4 oz.) 0.6 mcg
Blueberries 1/2 cup berries 14.3 mcg
Cantaloupe wedge, 1/8 of melon (about 2.5 oz.) 1.7 mcg
Cherries 15 (about 4 oz. unpitted) 2.6 mcg
Cranberry sauce (canned, jellied) 1/2 cup 0.0 mcg
Fruit cocktail, canned, in light syrup 1/2 cup 3.1 mcg
Grapefruit (Warning! Avoid grapefruit if you are taking Coumadin) 1/2 0.0 mcg
Red or green seedless grapes 12 grapes (about 2 oz.) 8.6 mcg
Kiwi fruit 1 medium 27.8 mcg
Lemon juice juice of 1 average lemon 0.0 mcg
Orange 1 small (about 3" in diameter) 0.0 mcg
Peach 1 medium 3.9 mcg
Canned pears in light syrup 4 oz., drained 0.4 mcg
Fresh pear 1 medium pear (about 6 oz.) 6.7 mcg
Plums 1 medium 4.2 mcg
Dried prunes 1/2 cup 51.8
Canned pumpkin 1/2 cup 19.6 mcg
Raisins 1.5 oz. 1.5 mcg
Fresh strawberries 4 oz. 2.5 mcg
Watermelon 4 oz. 0.1 mcbg

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Try a Healthy Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Vegetarian Recipe!

Side Dishes

Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Creamed Corn | Low Sodium Version
Green Beans with Red Onion
Herbed Zucchini
Honey Peas
Mustard Vinaigrette Green Beans
Parmesan Squash
Roasted Acorn Squash
Southern Green Beans
Steamed Artichokes
Yellow Squash and Onions
Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes | Low Sodium Version
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Vegetarian Main Course Recipes

Chile Rellenos
Cream of Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic | Low Sodium Version
Eggplant Parmesan
Fettucine Alfredo
Mushroom Risotto
Parmesan Gnocchi | Low Sodium Version
Quick Tacos | Low Sodium Version (Pantry Meal)
Spaghetti with Zucchini and Tomatoes
Tamale Pie with Black Beans (Pantry Meal)
Tortellini Primavera | Low Sodium Version
Zucchini Chevre Risotto
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