Vitamin K

by Randy

Is seaweed full of vitamin K? I am on blood thinners and cannot have Vitamin K.

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Apr 28, 2010
Seaweed and vitamin K
by: Mica

Not all types of seaweed contain Vitamin K. Check this table I made...

SeaweedVit K
Giant kelp
macrocystis integrefolia
No
Kombu
L. saccharina
Yes
Wakame
Undaria pinnatifida
Yes
Arame
Eisenia arborea
No
Hijiki
Sargassum fusiforme
No
Sea Palm
Postelsia palmaeformis
No
Bladderwrack
Fucus vesiculosus
Yes
Irish moss
Chrondus crispus
No
Dulse
Palmaria palmate
No
Nori
Porphyra tenera
Yes
Sea lettuce
Ulva lactuca
No



Source: Seaweed - Nature's Secret to balancing Your metabolism, Fighting Disease, and Revitalizing Body & Soul by Valerie Gennari Cooksley, RN

Sep 28, 2010
Vitamin K in nori seaweed
by: Anonymous

I know that nori seaweed contains vitamin K but how much? I take Coumadin. My doctor has instructed me that I can consume some vitamin K each day, but I must limit my intake. I'm dying for some sushi. Help!

Jan 08, 2011
Any information on mcg of Vitamin K in above list?
by: Anonymous

Some sources say that nori, although it has vitamin K has a very small amount (8 mcg for a sheet). Kombu for a 1 inch piece negligable, a cup of wakame around 5 mcg, laver, 4 mcg for a cup. Then other sources say seaweed is an excellent source of vitamin K, alluding to even as much as Kale. I had to obtain info from various sources, most of which are conflicting. So, I'm confused! Is there any table with the mcg of each type of seaweed? As a side note, when taking coumadin/warfarin - you can have vitamin K foods, the key is keeping the amount consistent day-to-day.

Apr 27, 2013
control blood pressure NEW
by: norman reed

if I want to us seaweed as a blood thinner how can I regulate the amount

Jan 17, 2014
Seaweed, laver NEW
by: Anonymous

Nori is the Japanese name for the edible seaweed species of the red algae genus Porphyra, including P. yezoensis and P. tenera. It is called laver in Wales and other English-speaking countries[1]. I checked with the USDA on their National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and this is what they report for Seaweed, laver, raw.

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3206?fg=&man=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=25&offset=&sort=&qlookup=seaweed


Reference
1. Merriam-Webster

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