Could mushrooms help with vitamin D deficiency?

While mushrooms naturally contain vitamin D, they are traditionally grown in the dark, resulting in low levels of vitamin D2 in commercially-grown mushrooms.

So-called ‘vitamin D mushrooms’ are grown using UV light to promote the generation of vitamin D.

The Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Nutrition hosted a symposium in Melbourne earlier this week about strategies to tackle vitamin D deficiency. Fortification of certain foods was one of the proposed solutions.

General manager of the Australian Mushroom Growers