Well, not really (at least not in any language that I speak); however, mushrooms exposed to the UV rays of sunlight have been discovered to be a wonderful source of the important nutrient we call Vitamin D.
Research shows that exposing mushrooms to sunlight naturally creates bio-available Vitamin D in such abundance that you can get your daily-required amount of Vitamin D from eating a 3-ounce serving of these sun-kissed fungi.
Long associated with healthy bones and the maintenance of good health, Vitamin D is often added to milk products and other foods to ensure that we get enough of it — especially in winter when many North Americans have limited exposure to the sun’s rays. Recent studies are persuading health experts to give Vitamin D even more emphasis since studies have linked this nutrient to quite a few other health benefits in addition to bone health. Recent research has shown vitamin D to be associated with a healthy heart and early results from on-going studies are suggesting a possible link between low levels of vitamin D and cancers such as colon, breast, pancreatic, and lung.
UV-treated mushrooms are not on the market yet in Canada yet (rigorous research is being conducted by Mushrooms Canada and the Guelph Food and Technology Centre to ensure the process is 100% flawless) but SunBella mushrooms from California are now available in the United States.
Have you changed your eating or supplement habits recently due to news about Vitamin D? And, if you had access to these sun-drenched mushrooms, would you switch to them over regular mushrooms?