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FRESHIE FAVES: BUILDING A BETTER MUSHROOM!

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. is an organization with a passion about mushrooms. They are a second generation, family-owned and operated agribusiness with an enthusiasm for excellence.  Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. was established in 1971 as a family- owned and operated farm in Royal Oaks, California.

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to replicate what happens in nature when mushrooms are exposed to light. Through their research efforts, they have found that mushrooms respond to light in much the same way humans do, by converting the sun’s rays into vitamin D. Mushrooms have a natural level of vitamin D, and when exposed to sunlight they synthesize vitamin D. No matter how you serve them, either cooked or raw, all of the vitamin D comes through for you. These new mushrooms offer 100% of the recommended daily vitamin D intake in one three-ounce serving after being exposed to ultraviolet light. This increased vitamin D does not involve any additives, supplements or chemicals. The vitamin D is stable—maintaining its nutritional value even after cooking or freezing.

Vitamin D may prevent some cancers, diabetes and heart disease.  New evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a role in an adult’s immune system and may help prevent infections and autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D is essential for absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body, which helps to maintain bone strength.

Be sure to look for these vitamins packed in our Produce Department!

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