Vitamin D2 commonly known as ergocalciferol occurs in plant foods. This fat soluble vitamin assists body to absorb phosphorus and calcium. In order to build or maintain strong bones, the body requires adequate amount of calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus. Vitamin D helps to prevent bone disorders such as osteomalacia and rickets. Body makes Vitamin D when skin becomes exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D2 was first discovered in 1936. It is the most effective and safe medicines for health system and is on World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. It is available as generic medicine and over the counter.
|Food name||Weight (g)||Vitamin D2 (µg)|
|White Mushrooms (boiled)||156||0.3|
|Canned mushrooms (drained solids)||156||0.3|
|Portabella mushrooms (grilled)||121||0.4|
|Shiitake mushrooms (stir-fried)||89||0.4|