The Doctors are talking mushrooms 101! Plastic surgeon expert Dr. Andrew Ordon shares a trick to make your mushrooms last longer. Remove them from the packaging, where condensation can form under the plastic wrap, and put them into a brown paper bag. Store them in the refrigerator to keep those mushrooms firm and fresh.
Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, and supports the immune system and muscle function. Recent statistics say that over 40% of the population is deficient and as a dermatologist expert Dr. Sonia Batra says it may partially be the fault of her profession since they advise people to avoid sun exposure without sunblock (and you can get Vitamin D from the sun). However, you can send your mushrooms out there instead!
Even though most commercially sold mushrooms are grown in the dark, they still retain their ability to synthesize and make vitamin D if put in the sun. If you leave mushrooms out in the sun for 15 minutes, they can synthesize 200-800 IU vitamin D, which a BU study found to be just as much as a supplement!