Mushrooms are a interesting produce item, in that consumers generally love them or hate them. People have very strong opinions regarding this issue. However, there is one thing we should all agree on, mushrooms are good for you.

There have been many studies conducted and nutritional information gathered that show mushrooms are healthy and provide important vitamins and minerals. In the following article, click here, researchers at Penn State University have determined that mushrooms are an excellent source of antioxidants. Also, new research proposed by the FDA, shows that when mushrooms are exposed to ultraviolet light, they become an excellent source of Vitamin D. The article states that, “Vitamin D is increasingly thought to play a role in reducing the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and tooth loss, as well as in reducing mortality associated with colon, breast, prostate and other cancers.” Click here to read the article in its entirety. Also, you can view more nutritional facts about mushrooms by clicking here.

We hope you find this information useful and that it gives you one more reason to … eat more mushrooms!