Mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, which prompts me to call mushrooms, Vitamin M. In particular, mushrooms are good source of Vitamin D. Why is this important? In a recent article by Sally Squires of the Washington Post, she indicates that recent studies have shown that one of the benefits of Vitamin D is longevity. To read the article in its entirety, click here.
The Mushroom Council has developed a chart showing the levels of various vitamins and minerals for mushrooms compared to other vegetables and fruit. Mushrooms are a good or excellent source (by % of Daily Value) of Copper, Potassium, Selenium, Riboflavin, and Vitamin D. Click here to view this graphic.
Now you know the benefits of Vitamin M(ushroom), we hope this encourages you to ...eat more mushrooms!