The Vivacity of Vitamin B

Mushrooms are not just filled with ‘vitamin D’, but also contain an abundance of ‘vitamin B’!

Because of their exposure to sunlight, mushrooms are loaded with vitamin D. But did you know that they are rich in vitamin B too?

Here are some of  vitamin B’s many beneficial qualities on overall health.

Some of the benefits of vitamin B:

  1. Research shows that vitamin B helps boost metabolism and prevent the risk of strokes!
  2. Vitamin B1 helps prevent Beriberi, which is a nutritional deficiency disorder (lack of vitamin B1) that results in difficulty with walking, or even paralysis of the lower part of the leg.
  3. Vitamin B2 can increase energy, improve the immune system, clear acne, and prevent muscle cramps.
  4. Vitamin B3 helps lower cholesterol.
  5. Vitamin B5 aids in producing essential hormones in the body and is also required for growth.
  6. Vitamin B6 helps reduce the possibility of heart diseases, and is necessary to build new red blood cells.
  7. You can fight anemia with the help of vitamin B12. It helps to sustain healthy nerve cells, and also aids in constructing blood cells in the body.
  8. Vitamin B is also important for preserving healthy and youthful skin, hair, nails and eyes.


Because vitamin B is water soluble and cannot be stored by the body, it is important to eat food rich in vitamin B like mushrooms.

Food Safety & Hokto Mushrooms

America’s food supply is among the safest in the world, yet recent salmonella outbreaks in eggs have some people wondering about what foods are safe to eat and what to do to avoid food-borne illness.

Today’s blog takes a look at foods with the lowest risk and includes tips on how to handle and prepare food to keep contamination at an all time low.

The FDA estimates that there are more than 76 million cases of food-borne illness annually, meaning making wise food choices and taking simple precautions can lower the risk dramatically. The best way to avoid food-borne illness is to prevent it. Foods most likely to cause food poisoning include raw or undercooked meat, poultry and fish, and unpasteurized milk.

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