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What are the sources of vitamin K?

These foods are all good sources of vitamin K:
  • Kale
  • Spinach, raw
  • Collard greens
  • Beet, dandelion and turnip greens
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli, raw
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Scallions
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Okra
  • Celery
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Vitamin K is found in foods like pickles and peaches. Are you getting enough of it? Find out as Dr. Oz reveals the best sources of vitamin K in food in this video.

 

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD
Internal Medicine
Here are selected food sources of vitamin K from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference:
  • Kale, frozen, boiled, 1/2 cup
  • Spinach, raw, 1 cup
  • Broccoli, cooked, 1/2 cup
  • Romaine lettuce, 1 cup
  • Cabbage, raw, 1 cup
  • Kiwi fruit, 1 medium
  • Blueberries, 1 cup
  • Red or green seedless grapes, 1 cup
  • Canola oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Iceberg lettuce, 1 cup
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Vitamin K1 is found in green leafy vegetables and may be one of the protective factors of a vegetarian diet against osteoporosis. Rich sources of vitamin K are dark green leafy vegetables, green tea, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, and cabbage. Good sources are asparagus, oats, whole wheat, and fresh green peas.

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Leafy green vegetables have the highest amounts of vitamin K, but other fruits and veggies have good supplies, too:
  • Kale, cooked (1 cup) 1060 mcg
  • Spinach, cooked (1 cup) 888 mcg
  • Broccoli, cooked (1 cup) 220 mcg
  • Spinach, raw (1 cup) 150 mcg
  • Brussels sprouts, cooked (4 sprouts) 118 mcg
  • Okra, cooked (1 cup) 64 mcg
  • Lettuce, romaine (1 cup) 57 mcg
  • Asparagus (4 spears) 30 mcg
  • Kiwifruit (1 medium) 30 mcg
  • Blueberries (1 cup) 28 mcg

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