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EFSA greenlights mushrooms with extra vitamin D

Banken Champignons has been given the go ahead from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to market the vitamin D mushroom. One portion of this new mushroom can help a shortage of vitamin D. Banken is playing into the ever growing demand for healthy and natural food with the vitamin D mushrooms. "Vitamin D raises our resistance and helps create strong bones and healthy teeth. With the vitamin D mushroom everyone can make up their vitamin D shortage in a tasty and healthy manner," according to Jurgen Banken, director of Banken Champignons.

Rob Banken introduced the Mushroom with Vitamin D during Fruit Logistica 2016

Vitamin D through a natural process 
"Mushrooms naturally contain ergosterol, which is turned into vitamin D by sunlight. By copying this natural process, we stimulate the production of vitamin D in our mushrooms. Vitamin D is maintained during the processing and preparation. We foresee selected mushrooms of vitamin D and offer the consumer a tasty product that improves health."
About vitamin D
"Vitamin D is one of the few vitamins that the body creates through sunlight touching the skin. When the sun is weaker or when the body isn't exposed to enough sunlight, it doesn't make enough vitamin D. This can lead to a lower resistance, weaker bones and other health problems. The shortage can be improved with vitamin D mushrooms, supplements or other foods like fatty fish, meat, eggs. We supply mushrooms with 10 micrograms of vitamin D which is equal to the recommended daily amount."
Fruit Logistica
Banken Champignons will be present at the international fair Fruit Logistica from 7 to 9 February 2018. Banken Champignons can be found in hall 3.2, stall number C-15.

Banken Champignons
Bijsterhuizen 3130
NL-6604 LV Wijchen

Edward Vonk
T: +31 – (0)24 3667453
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T: +31 – (0)24 3667454


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