This indispensable book includes:
• 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.
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!
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.
(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|
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 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.
See All Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Recipes on DrGourmet.com