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September 2013 Issue

UV-Treated Mushrooms Pop with Vitamin D

The attention given to the benefits of vitamin D—necessary for healthy bones, a strong immune system, and more—may have us well versed in how to get this essential “sunshine” vitamin, yet most Americans are not getting enough. But that’s no surprise considering the challenges of climate, the potential risk of harmful rays, and the difficulty in reaching adequate intake through diet. Now, new research reveals mushrooms can be a potent vitamin D source, providing up to 75 percent of the daily requirement in a single 3.5-ounce serving.

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