THE Life Sciences Institute scientific conference has highlighted a growing public health problem of low vitamin D levels in the Australian population and the possibility that the recently released Vitamin D mushrooms may provide part of the solution.
Nearly 30% of Australians are reportedly suffering the effects of low vitamin D levels.
The symposium was told that Vitamin D mushrooms were able to deliver the daily requirements, making them a convenient, whole food option.
Health issues caused by insufficient levels of vitamin D include high blood pressure and increased risk of some cancers.
Australian Mushroom Growers Association general manager Greg Seymour said that a single 100g serve of Vitamin D mushrooms - around three button mushrooms - provided the recommended levels of vitamin D.