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Benefits of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is probably not a very well known vitamin, but in many countries, a newborn baby will be given this right after birth to prevent bleeding problems. This vitamin plays an important role in the clotting of blood as well as the metabolism of bone.

Vitamin K can also be applied topically to help with scars, veins, stretch marks and burns.

A deficiency of vitamin K is rare and when it happens its most likely to happen to infants – hence the vaccine is given after birth. A deficiency in the vitamin is likely to lead to bleeding problems both internally and externally.

Food sources of Vitamin K

Food NameFood TypeServing
Size
% DV (daily value)
KalePlant1 cup1180
SpinachPlant1 cup987
Mustard GreensPlant1 cup922
Collard GreensPlant1 cup858
Beet GreensPlant1 cup774
Swiss ChardPlant1 cup636
Turnip GreensPlant1 cup588
ParsleyPlant1/2 cup554
BroccoliPlant1 cup245
Brussels SproutsPlant1 cup243
Romaine LettucePlant2 cups107
AsparagusPlant1 cup101
BasilPlant1/2 cup98
CabbagePlant1 cup79
Bok ChoyPlant1 cup64
Green PeasPlant1 cup40
SoybeansPlant1 cup37
AvocadoPlant1 cup35
CeleryPlant1 cup33
BlueberriesPlant1 cup32
KiwifruitPlant1 whole31
LeeksPlant1 cup29
CilantroPlant1/2 cup28
SagePlant2 tsp27
GrapesPlant1 cup25
Green BeansPlant1 cup22
CauliflowerPlant1 cup19
CucumberPlant1 cup19
CarrotsPlant1 cup18
TomatoesPlant1 cup16
OreganoPlant2 tsp14
Black PepperPlant2 tsp11
RaspberriesPlant1 cup11
Winter SquashPlant1 cup10
PearPlant1 medium9
Summer SquashPlant1 cup7
ClovesPlant2 tsp7
Chili PeppersPlant2 tsp6
CranberriesPlant1 cup6
MisoPlant1 TBS6
Bell PeppersPlant1 cup5
PlumPlant1 2-1/8 inches5
CantaloupePlant1 cup4
EggplantPlant1 cup3

Supplemental sources of Vitamin K

Food sources of Vitamin K

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Nutrient Trivia: This vitamin is the very first vaccine many infants receive. What is it? #healthy #eathealthy