Vitamin D2 food sources

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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 Sources

Food name Weight (g) Vitamin D2 (µg)
Crimini mushrooms 87 27.8
Portabella mushrooms 86 24.4
Maitake mushrooms 70 19.7
White mushroom 70 18.3
Morel mushrooms 66 3.4
Soymilk 243 2.9
Chanterelle mushrooms 54 2.9
Rice milk 240 2.4
Almond milk 240 2.4
Coconut milk 240 2.4
Oyster mushrooms 148 1
Shiitake mushrooms 145 1
White mushrooms 126 0.3
Mushroom soup 126 0.3
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
Soymilk (chocolate) 243 2.4
Milk (non-soy) 244 2.7

 

References:

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8604/ergocalciferol-vitamin-d2-oral/details

https://www.betterbones.com/bone-nutrition/what-is-the-difference-between-vitamin-d2-and-

vitamin-d3/

http://blog.vitaminddrops.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-vitamin-d/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergocalciferol

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d2-vs-d3#section7

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