Happy National Mushroom Month!

September is National Mushroom Month!  Mushrooms are my favorite veggie, so I am super excited about an entire month dedicated to celebrating them. They are packed with great nutrition and are the only vegetable to naturally contain vitamin D!  When mushrooms are exposed to light, the amount of vitamin D increases (just like humans).  There are more varieties being offered in grocery stores that have been exposed to light.  Vitamin D plays a vital role in helping the body to absorb calcium.  Therefore, it is a key player in bone health.  It is recommended to have 600IU of vitamin D every day for most people (800IU if you are over 70 years old).

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Easy Sautéed White Button Mushrooms

Makes approximately 2 1/2-cup servings

1 tsp olive oil

Juice of 1/2 – 1 lemon

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 8-oz package of white button mushrooms

Instructions:

Heat oil in pan.  Add lemon juice and crushed garlic.  Mix together.  Add mushrooms.  Sauté until mushrooms are tender, about 8-10 minutes.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts – Sauteed Mushrooms

Some information from this post provided by: http://mushroominfo.com/all-about-vitamin-d/ 

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