Best 8 Vitamin k rich foods to eat for good health

Intake of vitamin K foods is very important for people who has vitamin k deficiency and has certain health problems.


What is vitamin K and it’s function?

Vitamin K is water soluble vitamin. It has 2 main form, K1 and K2.

When you intake food rich in vitamin k, then bacteria present in our gut helps to convert vitamin K1 in to Vitamin K2. There after, used by the body for various function.

Rich sources of vitamin K food include green leafy vegetables.

Some of the health benefits of Vitamin K include promoting good bone density, protection against osteoporosis, good for heart health and has anti-cancer properties.

Vitamin K Dosage

It varies on age and gender, on average 75 to 120 micrograms of vitamin k can be consumed daily. Eat 100 micrograms daily as the average recommendation.

Best Foods rich in Vitamin K

  1. Green leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin K. A half cup of green leafy vegetables, contain more than 400 microgram of Vitamin K, which is 4 times more then the average recommendation per day.

2. Dried Basil

Dried basil are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients minerals. A teaspoon of dried basil contains about 45% of daily requirement of Vitamin K.

3. Kale

A cup of kale has more than 1100% of our daily requirement in Vitamin K.

4. Prunes

A cup of prunes contain 104 micrograms of vitamin K.

5. Avocado

A 100 grams of avocado has about 21 micrograms of vitaminK, which is about 20 % of what you need in a day.

6. Swiss Chard

Swiss chard are low in calories about 36 calories per serving. But it contain more than 600 % more of the daily intake of vitamin K.

7. Cucumber

A serving of medium sized cucumber contain about 60 % of daily requirement for vitamin K.

8. Brussels Sprouts

A single serving of brussels sprouts has more than 240% of the daily requirement for vitamin K.

Read about other interesting fruits

Acai berry        Ambarella         Avocado           Bael       Banana      Bilberry      Cocunut   

 Cantaloupe        Cashew apple      Dragon Fruit    Durian      Fig      Jack fruit   Jamun      

 Kiwi        Lychee      Malay apple     Mango        Mangosteen       Miracle fruit         Pomelo  

 Papaya     Passion fruit     Phalsa      Pineapple           Plum       Pomegranate       

Prickly pear      Quince       Rambutan           Roselle          Santol          Sapota       

Sea buckthorn       Sour Orange     Soursop           Sweet Lime         Star gooseberry 

Star Apple        Strawberry     Surinam Cherry          Sweet lime        Tamarind       Tomato 

Tree tomato      Wampi       Watermelon         Wood apple

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Allspice          Alfalfa       Ashwagandha        Bay leaf              Black cohosh           

Black onion seeds       Black pepper       Cayenne pepper    Celery          Chives       

 Chamomile        Clove     Coffee senna    Coriander       Curry leaf         Cumin        

Eucalyptus       Fennel            Fenugreek       Garlic      Ginger         Gotu Kola       

Hibiscus         Holy basil    Jasmine     Kava Kava     Lavender     Licorice   

Long pepper    Lotus   Majoram      Marigold     Mugwort     Mustard seeds      

 Neem    Nutmeg       Oregano     Peppermint     Red  clover        Rose       Rosemary           

Sage         Sensitive plant   St.John’s wort        Tarragon        Thyme     Triphala powder        

Turmeric     Vetiver grass    Wheat grass      Wild amarnath