Vitamin K in Tahini (Sesame Butter, From Roasted And Toasted Kernels (Most Common Type))
The recommended USDA amount of Vitamin K for adults 19 and older is 90 mcg/day.
Based on the Vitamin K content, how much can I safely consume in one day?
You can have tahini (sesame butter, from roasted and toasted kernels (most common type)) without worrying about vitamin k.
How does the Vitamin K content in tahini (sesame butter, from roasted and toasted kernels (most common type)) compare with other foods?
Here are some examples of foods that compare with tahini (sesame butter, from roasted and toasted kernels (most common type)).
To view more foods in other food categories, visit the Vitamin K Food Database.
Other Nut and Seed Products vs. tahini (sesame butter, from roasted and toasted kernels (most common type))
|Food Name||Measure||Vitamin K (mcg)|
|Tahini (Sesame Butter, From Roasted And Toasted Kernels (Most Common Type))||1 oz||0.0|
|almond butter (plain, without salt added)||1 tbsp||0.0|
|macadamias (nuts, dry roasted, without salt added)||1 cup, whole or halves||0.0|
|coconut meat (dried (desiccated), sweetened, flaked, packaged)||1 cup||0.0|
|sesame seeds (kernels, toasted, without salt added (decorticated))||1 cup||0.0|
|macadamias (nuts, dry roasted, with salt added)||1 cup, whole or halves||0.0|
|sesame seeds (kernels, toasted, with salt added (decorticated))||1 cup||0.0|
|mixed nuts (dry roasted, with peanuts, with salt added)||1 cup||17.67|
|sunflower seeds (kernels, oil roasted, with salt added)||1 cup||4.19|
|sunflower seeds (kernels, dry roasted, with salt added)||1 cup||3.46|
|coconut milk (raw (liquid expressed from grated meat and water))||1 cup||0.24|
|hazelnuts or filberts (nuts)||1 cup, chopped||16.33|
|coconut meat (dried (desiccated), not sweetened)||1 oz||0.09|
I'm on a blood thinner (anticoagulant/antiplatelet) such as Warfarin - How does Vitamin K work with my blood thinner?
Warfarin (Coumadin) works by decreasing the chemical reactions Vitamin K makes in your body. This increases the time it takes for a clot to form. Hence, "thinning" your blood.
If you take Warfarin, you may need to limit and/or monitor your Vitamin K intake. This is because Vitamin K can affect how these drugs work.
Ideally you should consume the same amount of Vitamin K daily.
However, Vitamin K does not influence the action of other blood thinners, such as heparin or low molecular weight heparins (Lovenox, Xaparin, Clexane, Fragmin, or Innohep).
Can Vitamin K affect my INR?
INR stands for International Normalized Ratio. INR is a standardized way to measure how long it takes your blood to clot.
The lower your INR, the quicker your blood clots (the "thicker" your blood gets). Too low of an INR indicates risk for clotting problems.
The higher your INR, the slower your blood clots (the "thinner" your blood gets). Too high of an INR indicates risk for bleeding problems.
With an increase in Vitamin K, your INR could drop.
Alternatively, a decrease in Vitamin K intake may increase your INR.
As a side note, other things, like medications, antibiotics, and herbal products may also influence your INR.
What if I suddenly eat a food with a lot of Vitamin K?
If you are on a blood thinner like Warfarin (Coumadin) then you should alert your healthcare provider, because your blood thinner dosage may have to be adjusted to counteract the change in your body's clotting activity.
Where does Vitamin K come from?
Vitamin K is often found in food. Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and broccoli usually contain the most amount of Vitamin K.
Vitamin K is also produced by bacteria in your intestines and is contained in vitamin supplements.
Why is Vitamin K important?
Blood clots are formed through a series of chemical reactions in your body. Vitamin K is essential for those reactions.
Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it, blood would not clot.
Vitamin K increases the chemical reactions in your body needed for your blood to clot. The more Vitamin K you take, the more chemical reactions your body makes for your blood to clot. Hence your blood gets "thicker".
Also, some studies suggest that it helps maintain strong bones in the elderly.
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- "Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from roasted and toasted kernels (most common type)", NDB 12166, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl. Accessed October, 2014.
Nutrition CalculatorAmount per serving (Tahini (Sesame Butter, From Roasted And Toasted Kernels (Most Common Type)))
|Calories 168.68||Calories from fat 137.16|
|Vitamin K||0.0 µg|
|Vitamin B-6||0.04 mg|
|Vitamin B-12||0.0 µg|
|Niacin (Vitamin B-3)||1.55 mg|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)||0.13 mg|
|Vitamin D||0.0 IU|
|Vitamin K||0.0 µg|
|Vitamin E||0.07 mg|
* = this food has ingredient(s) with missing nutrition information
Missing Nutrient Information:
- Trans Fat
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