New mushroom meets vitamin D needs

SA Mushrooms’ new product, the Vitamin D mushroom delivers your daily dose of the vitamin in just three mushrooms.

In Australia, nearly one in four people are vitamin D deficient and this can be fixed by eating three vitamin D mushrooms a day.

Managing Director, Nick Femia said the release of vitamin D mushrooms means the era of getting what your body needs through diet is coming.

“With Australians being vitamin D deficient significantly more in winter than in summer, we thought there had to be a better way to help consumers get through the winter months rather than them standing outside trying to catch some sun or taking a supplement,” said Femia.

“Consumers can save money on Vitamin D supplements by eating these vitamin D mushrooms.”

Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Glenn Cardwell said the release of vitamin D mushrooms means people can get their dose of the vitamin without have to strip down in the winter months.

“If you’re sitting at a desk all day, chances are you are vitamin D deficient. We are designed to get vitamin D from sunlight but the desire to get warm will outweigh the desire to strip down to your t-shirt in the middle of winter,” said Cardwell.

“Your regular everyday mushrooms have an average of 2.3 mcg D per serve, which is 23 per cent of your daily requirements. A vitamin D mushroom has at least 10 micrograms of vitamin D per serve (100g or 3 medium mushrooms), the amount most adults need each day.”

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