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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 eating vegetables while taking Coumadin (warfarin)

asparagus risotto

Here is a handy list of the amounts of Vitamin K in the indicated servings of common vegetables. Vitamin K measurements are for the edible portion and 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
Artichoke 1 medium
(about 4 1/2 oz.)
18.9 mcg Vitamin K
Asparagus 4 oz. 27.9 mcg Vitamin K
Green beans 4 oz. 21.5 mcg Vitamin K
Lima beans 4 oz. 4.4 mcg Vitamin K
Beets 4 oz. 0.1 mcg Vitamin K
Broccoli, chopped 4 oz. 46.2 mcg Vitamin K
Brussels sprouts 4 oz. 77.9 mcg Vitamin K
Cabbage, shredded 1/2 cup 26.6 mcg Vitamin K
Carrot 4 oz. 14.9 mcg Vitamin K
Cauliflower 4 oz. 17.5 mcg Vitamin K
Celery 2 large ribs 37.5 mcg Vitamin K
Swiss chard 4 oz. 937.9 mcg Vitamin K
Chives 1 Tablespoon chopped 6.4 mcg Vitamin K
Collard greens 4 oz. 493.9 mcg Vitamin K
Cilantro 1 Tablespoon 3 mcg Vitamin K
Corn, yellow or white 4 oz. 0.3mcg Vitamin K
Cucumber (with peel) 1/2 cup slices 8.5 mcg Vitamin K
Eggplant 4 oz. 4 mcg Vitamin K
Endive 1/2 cup chopped 57.8 Vitamin K
Kale 4 oz. 796.4 mcg Vitamin K
Leek 4 oz. 53.1 mcg Vitamin K
Bibb lettuce 1 cup shredded 56.3 mcg Vitamin K
Red leaf lettuce 1 cup shredded 39.3 mcg Vitamin K
Iceberg lettuce 1 cup shredded 17.4 mcg Vitamin K
Romaine lettuce 1 cup shredded 48.2 mcg Vitamin K
Mustard greens 1 cup chopped 144.2 mcg Vitamin K
Shiitake mushrooms 4 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Button (white) mushrooms 4 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Okra 4 oz. 35.4 mcg Vitamin K
Green onion 1/2 cup, chopped 103.5 mcg Vitamin K
White or yellow onion 1/2 cup, chopped 0.3 mcg Vitamin K
Parsley 1 Tablespoon 62.3 mcg Vitamin K
Parsnip 4 oz. 25.4 mcg Vitamin K
Green pepper 1/2 cup, chopped 5.5 mcg Vitamin K
Potato 4 oz. 2.3 mcg Vitamin K
Radish 1/2 cup slices 0.8 mcg Vitamin K
Spinach 4 oz. 545.7 mcg Vitamin K
Yellow squash 4 oz. 3.6 mcg Vitamin K
Acorn squash 4 oz. 0 mcg Vitamin K
Sweet potato 4 oz. 2 mcg Vitamin K
Tomato 1 cup chopped 14.2 mcg Vitamin K
Turnip 4 oz. 0.1 mcg Vitamin K
Turnip greens 4 oz. 283.6 mcg Vitamin K
Watercress 1 cup chopped 85 mcg Vitamin K
Zucchini 4 oz. 4.9 mcg Vitamin K

Common Questions About Coumadin (warfarin) and Vegetables

Dr. Tim Harlan has answered hundreds of questions about Coumadin (warfarin) use. Here are some of the most common questions people have about Coumadin and vegetables:

Should Coumadin users peel zucchini?
Why is my INR fluctuating so much? Is it the green apples?
How much Vitamin K is in cucumbers?
How much Vitamin K is in quinoa?
Will drinking aloe vera juice interact with Coumadin (warfarin)?
Read all of readers' questions about Coumadin (warfarin) »

Coumadin-Safe Vegetable Recipes

Coumadin-Safe Side Dish Recipes
The Coumadin safe vegetable side dish recipes listed on this page are under about 20-25mcg of Vitamin K per serving, so that they fit into a diet that aims for a stable total intake of about 80mcg of Vitamin K per day.

Coumadin-Safe Vegetarian Main Course Recipes
The Coumadin safe vegetarian main course recipes on this page are under 35-40mcg of Vitamin K per serving (more if they are a complete meal in themselves) in order to fit into a diet that aims for a stable total intake of about 80mcg of Vitamin K per day.

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