What Vegetables Are Low in Vitamin K?

What Vegetables Are Low in Vitamin K?

Turnips, beets, onions, rutabaga and pumpkin are some vegetables that are low in vitamin K. Each of these vegetables contains 2 or fewer micrograms of vitamin K per 1 cup serving.

People who are taking the blood thinner Coumadin should keep their vitamin K intake at a consistently low level. Vegetables that are low in vitamin K include root vegetables such as butternut squash, spaghetti squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Butternut and spaghetti squash each contain roughly 2 micrograms of vitamin K per 1 cup serving. One cup of potatoes contains roughly 3 micrograms of vitamin K, while 1 cup of sweet potatoes contains roughly 7 micrograms.

Other vegetables that are low in vitamin K include bamboo shoots, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and artichokes. Some vegetables lose vitamin K when they are cooked. For example, cooked tomatoes contain about 7 micrograms of vitamin K per cup, while raw tomatoes have double the amount of vitamin K at 14 micrograms per cup. Iceberg lettuce and artichokes each contain just over 17 micrograms of vitamin K per cup.

Portabella, white and cooked Shiitake mushrooms are all free from vitamin K. Vitamin K is found in the highest concentrations in dark leafy greens such as spinach, Swiss chard and kale. People on low vitamin K diets should avoid these types of greens.