Sunbathe your Shitakes


Mushrooms exposed to the sun can provide as much vitamin D as a supplement according to this study.

Recommendation: take the fungi out of their wrapping and leave them in the sun for 30 minutes.

Mushrooms transform ultraviolet light into the vitamin same as we do even after they have been plucked.

So go catch rays with your miatakes.


9 Comments on “Sunbathe your Shitakes”

  1. […] Mushrooms, especially those exposed to the sun, are a good source of vitamin D. […]

  2. newtoveggies says:

    Reblogged this on ExCarnivore and commented:
    I had never heard about this, but it is pretty neat!

  3. This is brilliant news! How fantastic! Thanks for telling the rest of us 🙂

  4. What have you heard about preparing? Does the Vitamin D content only stay if it is consumed raw?

    • Sean says:

      From what I am reading some nutrients go up and some go down for boiling and steaming. Specifically, The vitamin d level is stable.

      Vitamin D ( along with A E and K) is fat soluble. This water based cooking methods will not effect it. Eating mushrooms with a healthy fat such as olive oil will help absorption of D and other fat soluble vitamins

  5. Reblogged this on Honk If You're Vegan and commented:
    We keep hearing how important vitamin D is for our health, so I wanted to share this post. Celeste:)

  6. Ever since reading ‘Eat to Live’ I’ve been eating a lot more mushrooms (Fuhrman recommends them for health), but he didn’t say anything about putting them in the sun. This is so interesting – thanks for sharing! Celeste:)

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