Cabbage, also known as colewort, kale, red cabbage or white cabbage. Cabbage, like other dark leafy vegetables, contains high amounts of vitamin K, about 42 micrograms of vitamin K per cup of cabbage. Cooked cabbage does not decrease the vitamin K content, it actually triples the amount of vitamin K in the cabbage, about 162 micrograms of vitamin K per cup.
All types of cabbage are excellent sources of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A (which comes from its concentration of carotenoids such as betacarotene). Even though it is high in vitamin K, the key is consistency from day to day.
An important point to remember is to remain consistent with your diet. This means be aware of the type of foods you choose every day, pay attention to your portion sizes and be aware of the frequency with which you consume foods high in vitamin K.
Visit our Vitamin K Finder so you can keep track of your vitamin K intake.
Talk to your doctor about your diet and eating habits, including the foods you routinely consume. You don’t have to limit yourself to a strict diet to keep your INR in check, just make sure your foods choices are consistent.