phytic acid


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phytic acid

[′fīd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H6[OPO(OH)2]6 An acid found in seeds of plants as the insoluble calcium magnesium salt (phytin); derived from corn steep liquor; inhibits calcium absorption in intestine; used to treat hard water, to remove iron and copper from wines, and to inactivate trace-metal contaminants in animal and vegetable oils.
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Effect of dietary phytic acid on performance and nutrient uptake in the small intestine of piglets.
A study of the addition of phytic acid to white bread showed that fractional magnesium absorption is significantly impaired by the addition of phytic acid, in a dose-dependent manner, at amounts similar to those naturally present in whole-meal and brown bread.
0 ppm (-CH-O-P) appeared in PAP and HPP films, indicating that the epoxy ring of GPMS had reacted with phytic acid and 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid, respectively, during the synthesis.
Phytic acid hydrolysis and bean susceptibility to storage induced hardening.
Total zinc absorption in young women, but not fractional zinc absorption, differs between vegetarian and meat-based diets with equal phytic acid content.
And don't worry about the mineral-binding effects of phytic acid.
Zinc phytate is prepared by dissolving zinc sulfate in a solution of phytic acid.
Oxalate along with dietary fibre and phytic acid are able to bind calcium and reduce its bioavailability.
Soybean critics counter that soy may in fact lead to osteoporosis because soy contains phytic acid (phytates), which prevents the absorption of certain minerals, including zinc, calcium and magnesium.
Volume 2's selection runs; Introduction - food biotechnology - avenues to healthy and nutritious products; Study on proteolysis, lipolysis and aroma development by some thermophilic wild strains, using synthetic substrates and in yogurt prepared from sheep's milk; Influence of fermentation on the phytic acid content of conventionally produced bread; Detoxification of aflatoxin B1 in feeds by Rhizopus oryzae in solid state; Controlled fermentation of cucumbers; The effect of lactic acid fermentation of cauliflower by L(+)-lactate producing lactobacilli; Molecular genetics; and Solid state fermentations and food production.
Thompson, show that by retarding starch absorption, low levels of lectins and phytic acid may benefit those, like diabetics, who can't regulate blood glucose well.