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The most useful measures are shown at the top of the list. In addition to total vitamin K2, total vitamin K includes the small amount of vitamin K1 that is present in some of these foods. MK-4 is the form that plays a specific role in regulating gene expression. MK-4 and MK-7 are the two forms that have been studied well and shown to support the activation of vitamin K-dependent proteins produced outside the liver.

Values are reported as μg/100g food for solids or μg/100 ml food for liquids.  NM=Not Measured. ND=Not Detected.

Gamalost Cheese (ripened for 30 days)

      • Total Vitamin K2= 57.0
      • Total Vitamin K= 57.1
      • MK-4= 1.02
      • MK-7= 1.1
      • Sum of MK-4 + MK-7= 2.1
      • MK-5= 0.63
      • MK-6= 0.3
      • MK-8= 5.4
      • MK-9= 46.2
      • MK-10= 2.3
      • MK-11= 0
      • MK-12= 0
      • MK-13= 0
      • Vitamin K1= 0.2
      • Category:  Dairy Foods and Eggs
      • Reference:   Vermeer C, Vegarud G, Qureshi TM, Skeie S. Formation of biogenic amines and vitamin K contents in the Norwegian autochthonous Cheese Gamalost during ripening. Dairy science & technology, 2013, 93 (3), 303-314.