- Vitamin K1: Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, avocado, kiwi, grapes.
- Vitamin K2: Fermented or aged cheeses and soya products, eggs, meat, fermented vegetables (sauerkraut).
- name of the term :
The K vitamins are a group of fat-soluble vitamins: vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone). Vitamin K1 is found in plants and is the predominant form in food. Vitamin K2 is found in animal-based products and fermented foods; it is also produced by the human intestinal flora (from the age of 3 months). However, the amount produced is generally insufficient to meet requirements.
Vitamin K is involved in the formation of various proteins that are needed for blood clotting and bone formation.
- Synonyms : Phylloquinone