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Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of vitamin D which they produce when in sunlight. Exposing them to high levels of ultraviolet B just before going to market converts more of the plant sterol ergosterol into this critical vitamin, which helps the body absorb and process calcium.
by Joanne Perez, MS, RDN, LD

Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of vitamin D which they produce when in sunlight. Exposing them to high levels of ultraviolet B just before going to market converts more of the plant sterol ergosterol into this critical vitamin, which helps the body absorb and process calcium.


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