Kimchi: Does It Have Vitamin K?

Like sauerkraut, the primary ingredient for kimchi is cabbage. As in ~70 mcg of vitamin K per cup (79% DV).

Sauerkraut (without water) can still contain as much as 18.5 mcg of vitamin K per cup (23% DV), so it stands to reason that kimchi is similar if not identical.  The vitamin K value is said to be much higher if the water is kept.

Kimchi is something I’d recommend either:

  • eating consistently so your dose will stabilize
  • assuming a month between blood tests, eat after a blood test (within 24 hours) so you have time for the vitamin K spike to level out by the next test