Mushroom Vitamin D Surprise

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I was amazed to learn something new about mushrooms yesterday and it has to do with vitamin D. Now, mushrooms are grown in the dark and don’t have vitamin D while growing or when you pick them up from the supermarket. But you can create it yourself.

The trick is to put your mushrooms in direct sunlight for 1 hour. Mushrooms have the ability to quickly produce vitamin D, similar to the way we people produce it when going out in the sun. So if you’re looking to add more Vitamin D, there you go. A new way – especially if you like mushrooms (which I do).

If you need more convincing on the mushroom front, there are a few more reasons to enjoy them. Mushrooms contain antioxidants that are just as high as other veggies like tomatoes or green beans. They are also a source of selenium which is a less common mineral found in fruits or veggies. Selenium can also improve immunity. You’ll also find mushrooms to be a source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C.