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Is this true or false, does anyone know?


Posted by mom79863, 25th November 2014


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  • I think humans get vitamin D from the sun cos our bodies somehow synthesise it. I can’t see veggies having the same capabilities


  • I think they’ll be absorbing vitamin D from the sun, don’t think they’ll produce it. Vitamin D is from the sun


  • I cannot answer for all vegetables, but I can tell you that mushrooms (disclosure here – I work for the mushroom industry) do actually produce vitamin D when left in the sun. Research conducted through the University of Sydney found that leaving mushrooms in the winter sun for just one hour “charged” them with enough vitamin D, so that just one serve (100g or around 3 button mushrooms) provided a daily recommended “dose” of vitamin D. Even without being left in the sun, store purchased mushrooms contain over 20% of your daily requirement. If you are interested in finding out more please visit our website – http://www.powerofmushrooms.com.au/health-nutrition/health-nutrition/vitamin-d/


  • I highly doubt it! Perhaps a google search might find the answer but I’d think there’d be a hell of a lot of Vit D around if it were true.


  • Good question. To be honest I don’t know. Perhaps go to google and type in Vitamin D in vegetables or just vitamins in vegetables. You wouldn’t put vegetables out in the sun except when actually growing them. They will shrivel and you will lose food values. If
    you grow cauliflowers you wouldn’t leave the flower section itself exposed to the sun. It will turn yellow and taste terrible. A lot of home gardeners pull the tops of the outer leaves together and hold them together with old pegs.


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