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A nutritionally meaningful increase in vitamin D in retail mushrooms is attainable
Phillips, K.M., Rasor, A.S. A nutritionally meaningful increase in vitamin D in retail mushrooms is attainable by exposure to sunlight prior to consumption. J. Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3(6): 1000236. This is an open access article available at http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-9600.1000236]. The investigators report that vitamin D2 in mushrooms can be reliably increased by at least 25% of the DRI (150 IU; 3.75 µg)/70 g serving by exposure to sunlight for as little as 15 minutes on a clear or partly cloudy day between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.