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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: Quick Guide

Your quick guide to safe and healthy snacks while taking Coumadin (warfarin)


Here is a handy list of the amounts of Vitamin K in the indicated servings of common snacks. Vitamin K measurements are for the edible portion. 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
Almonds (unsalted, raw) 1 oz. 0 mcg
Pecans (unsalted, raw) 1 oz. 1.0 mcg
Peanuts (unsalted, raw) 1 oz. 0 mcg
Walnuts (unsalted, raw) 1 oz. 0.8 mcg
Popcorn (air popped) 2 cups, popped 0.2 mcg
Popcorn (microwave, 94% fat free) 2 cups, popped 0.2 mcg
Potato chips (plain, salted)* 2 oz. 12.4 mcg
Corn chips (plain, salted)* 2 oz. 3.5 mcg
Salted pretzels 2 oz. 1.6 mcg

* The level of Vitamin K depends on what oil the item was cooked in, as some oils are higher in Vitamin K. See the Fats, Oils and Dressings table for more information.

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Coumadin-Safe Recipes

The recipes on the Dr. Gourmet website are individually labeled for their appropriateness for Coumadin (warfarin) users. These are some of the top-rated recipes that are safe for Coumadin users. View the Full List of Coumadin-Safe Recipes