We often end up taking insufficient Vitamin D in our daily diet. According to the scientists of Australia, three or four button mushrooms are able to make enough vitamin D for the average person’s estimated daily needs.
“Three or four button mushrooms provide about 10 micrograms of vitamin D – the estimated daily need for the average adult”, scientists said.
Button Mushrooms are good source of Vitamin D, claims scientist. But like humans, button mushrooms need exposure to sun to get the vitamin D boost, said Rebecca Mason, head of physiology at Sydney Medical School.
Vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health, but many people have vitamin D deficiencies, especially during winter.
The study found that placing the mushrooms a couple of extra hours in the shade will allow time for the full chemical reaction, Mason was quoted as saying by a news agency. This step doesn’t affect the mushroom or the taste either, she said.
It is noteworthy, the scientists have still not found that why mushrooms can manufacture so much vitamin D, but the idea is backed by good evidence, said Mason.