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15 Foods High in Vitamin K

5. Basil

Besides being considered one of the healthiest herbs, basil is a great source of Vitamin K. Just two teaspoons of fresh basil leaves contain more than 25% of the daily recommended value. Basil contains high concentrations of vitamins A and C. It is also high in minerals lie iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and potassium. The essential oils in basil have strong anti-bacterial properties, Studies have shown shown them to be effective against antibiotic resistant strains of many common harmful bacteria, including E. Coli, staphylococous, listeria, pseudomonas aeruginosa and yessinia enterocolitica. Basil also contains high concentrations of beta-carotenes that help protect the blood vessels in the body.