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  • Kalaras M.D, Richie J.P, Calcagnotto A., and Beelman R.B. Mushrooms: A rich source of the antioxidants ergothioneine and Glutathione. Food Chemistry 233: 429–433 (2017).
  • Calvo M.S., Mehrotra A., Beelman R.B., Nadkarni G., Wang L., Cai W., Goh B.C., Kalaras M.D., Uribarri J.  A Retrospective Study in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome: Diabetic Risk Factor Response to Daily Consumption of Agaricus bisporus (White Button Mushrooms). Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2016. 71, 245-51.
  • Mehrotra A., Calvo M.S., Beelman R.B., Levy E., Siuty J., Kalaras M.D., Uribarri J. Bioavailability of vitamin D2 from enriched mushrooms in prediabetic adults: a randomized controlled trial. European J. of Clinical Nutrition. 2014, 68, 1154–1160.
  • Feeney M.J., Dwyer J., Hasler-Lewis C.M., Milner J.A., Noakes M., Rowe S., Wach M., Beelman R.B., Caldwell J., Cantorna M.T., Castlebury L.A., Chang S.T., Cheskin L.J., Clemens R., Drescher G., Fulgoni V.L. III, Haytowitz D.B., Hubbard V.S., Law D., Myrdal Miller A., Minor B., Percival S.S., Riscuta G., Schneeman B., Thornsbury S., Toner C.D., Woteki C.E., Wu D. Mushrooms and Health Summit Proceedings. J. Nutr. 2014, 144(7):1128S-36S.
  • Royse D.J., Beelman R.B. 2013. Six Steps to Mushroom Farming. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, University Park, PA 16803. [Link]
  • Kalaras, M.D., Beelman, R.B., Elias, R.J. Practical Methods to Make Mushrooms the Best Dietary Source of Vitamin D2. International Society for Mushroom Science. Proceedings, Beijing; 2012. 18(1)55; 416-438.
  • Kalaras M.D., Beelman R.B., Holick M.F., Elias R.J. Generation of potentially bioactive ergosterol-derived products following pulsed ultraviolet light exposure of mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). Food Chem. 2012, 135, 396-401.

  • Xu T., Beelman R.B., Lambert J.D. The Cancer Preventative Effects of Edible Mushrooms. Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry. 2012, 12, 1255-1263.
  • Kalaras M.D., Beelman R.B., Elias R.J. Effects of postharvest pulsed UV light treatment of white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) on vitamin D2 content and quality attributes. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2012, 60 (1), 220–225. [Link]
  • Weigand-Heller A.J., Kris-Etherton P.M., Beelman R.B. The bioavailability of ergothioneine from mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) and the acute effects on antioxidant capacity and biomarkers of inflammation. Preventative Medicine. December 31, 2011. [Link].
  • Beelman R.B., Calvo M.S., Weigand-Heller A.J. Method to increase protein and micronutrients in food staples: Fortification with nutrient-enriched mushrooms grown on agricultural wastes. Biofortification: First Global Conference: Form Discovery to Delivery. November 9-11, 2010. Washington, D.C. [Link].