What Foods and Vegetables Contain Vitamin K?


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Foods and vegetables that contain vitamin K include green, leafy vegetables, parsley, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Kale is especially abundant in vitamin K and provides 1180 percent of the daily value of the vitamin. It is followed by spinach, mustard and collard greens, beet greens, Swiss chard and turnip greens.

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Other foods that provide very good amounts of vitamin K are romaine lettuce, bok choy, leeks, green beans, cauliflower and cucumber. Fruits that are rich in vitamin K include kiwifruit, tomatoes, blueberries, grapes and avocado. Other fruits include raspberries, cranberries, plums and cantaloupe. Bell and chili peppers and eggplants have quite a bit of vitamin K too.

Some herbs are also good sources of vitamin K. These include oregano, black pepper, cloves and sage. Basil and cilantro also have vitamin K.

Miso, a soybean product, is considered another good source of vitamin K.

Vitamin K is crucial in supporting the blood's ability to clot and prevent uncontrolled bleeding. Like vitamin E, vitamin K is actually a family of vitamins that include vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is the type of the vitamin that is derived from green, leafy vegetables, while K2 can be had from other sources. It is also made by bacteria.

Most adults are not at risk for vitamin K deficiency.

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