Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin K

Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin K

Vitamin K is an essential vitamin required for protein modification and blood clotting. Recent studies suggest that vitamin K may play a role in treating osteoporosis and Alzheimer's, and that consuming increased levels of vitamin K can help protect against cancer and heart disease. Unless you are taking medication to prevent blood clots, like Warfarin or Coumadin, there is no known risk of vitamin K toxicity, and no reason not to eat a lot of it. If you are on Warfarin (Coumadin), please check the article on low vitamin K foods for a Warfarin diet. Below is a list of foods high in vitamin K1. For more, see the extended list of vitamin K1 rich foods, and Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-4) rich foods. The current daily value for Vitamin K is 80 micrograms (μg). Dihydrophylloquinone is an unhealthy form of Vitamin K1 found in trans-fats. Check the list of vitamin K1 (Dihydrophylloquinone) foods to avoid.

#1: Herbs (Dried Basil)
Vitamin K 100g Per tablespoon (5g)Per teaspoon (1g)
1714.5g (2143% DV) 85.7g (107% DV) 17.2g (21% DV)
Other Herbs High in Vitamin K (%DV per tablespoon): Dried Sage & Dried Thyme (107%), Fresh Parsley (82%), Dried Coriander (Cilantro) & Dried Parsley (34%), Dried Marjoram (16%), Fresh Basil (13%), and Fresh Chives (8%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#2: Green Leafy Vegetables (Kale, cooked)
Vitamin K 100g Per cup (130g)Per 1/2 cup (65g)
817g (1021% DV) 1062.1g (1328% DV) 531.1g (664% DV)
Other Green Leafy Vegetables High in Vitamin K (%DV per cup, cooked): Frozen Kale (1433%), Frozen Spinach (1284%), Mustard Greens (1037%), Spinach (1111%), Collards (966%), Beet Greens (871%), Swiss Chard (716%), Turnip Greens (662%), Dandelion Greens (471%), and Broccoli Raab (272%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#3: Salad Vegetables (Spring Onions/Scallions)
Vitamin K 100g Per cup (100g)Per onion (15g)
207g (259% DV) 207g (259% DV) 31.1g (39% DV)
Other Salad Vegetables High in Vitamin K (%DV per cup): Garden Cress (339%), Endive (144%), Radicchio (128%), Chicory Greens (108%), Watercress (106%), Cos (Romaine) Lettuce (60%), Green Lettuce (57%), Red Lettuce (49%), Celery (37%), Arugula (Rocket) (25%), Iceberg Lettuce & Cucumber (22%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



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#4: Brassica Vegetables (Brussels Sprouts, cooked)
Vitamin K 100g Per cup (156g)Per sprout (21g)
140.3g (175% DV) 218.9g (274% DV) 29.5g (37% DV)
Other Brassica Vegetables High in Vitamin K (%DV per cup, cooked): Broccoli (276%), Cabbage (204%), Frozen Broccoli (203%), Chinese Broccoli (93%), Red Cabbage (90%), Pak Choi (72%), Savoy Cabbage, raw (60%), and Cauliflower (22%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#5: Chili Powder & Hot Spices (Chili Powder)
Vitamin K 100g Per tablespoon (8g)Per teaspoon (3g)
105.7g (132% DV) 8.5g (11% DV) 3.2g (4% DV)
Other Spices High in Vitamin K (%DV per tablespoon): Curry Powder & Paprika (7%), and Cayenne Pepper (5%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#6: Asparagus, Fennel, Leeks & Okra (Asparagus, cooked)
Vitamin K 100g Per cup (180g)Per 4 spears (60g)
50.6g (63% DV) 91.1g (114% DV) 30.4g (38% DV)
Other Vegetables High in Vitamin K (%DV per cup): Frozen Asparagus, cooked (180%), Leeks, cooked (152%), Okra, cooked (80%) and Fennel, raw (68%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



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#7: Pickles (Cucumber, Sweet)
Vitamin K 100g Per cup (170g)Per pickle (35g)
76.7g (96% DV) 130.4g (163% DV) 26.9g (34% DV)
Other Pickles High in Vitamin K (%DV per pickle): Dill Pickle (54%), Sour Pickle (38%) and Sweet Pickle Relish (16%) per tablespoon. Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#8: Soybeans (Cooked)
Vitamin K 100g Per cup (94g)Per 1/2 cup (47g)
70.6g (88% DV) 66.4g (83% DV) 33.2g (42% DV)
Other Soybeans High in Vitamin K (%DV per cup): Raw Soybeans (109%), and Roasted Soybeans (Edamame)(108%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#9: Olive Oil
Vitamin K 100g Per tablespoon (14g)Per teaspoon (5g)
60.2g (75% DV) 8.4g (11% DV) 3.0g (4% DV)
Other Vegetable Oils High in Vitamin K (%DV per tablespoon): Soybean (32%), Canola (Rapeseed) (12%), and Sesame Oil (2%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.



#10: Dried Fruit (Prunes)
Vitamin K 100g Per cup (174g)Per prune (10g)
59.5g (74% DV) 103.5g (129% DV) 6g (7% DV)
Other Dried Fruit High in Vitamin K (%DV per cup): Blueberries (120%), Pears (46%), Peaches (31%), Figs (29%), and Currants (15%). Click to see complete nutrition facts.






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Foods High in Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-4)
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