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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ZR, Shen, GL, Yu, RQ, "Electrochemical and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroelectrochemical Study of Phytic Acid on the Silver Electrode.
Dietary corn germ containing phytic acid prevents pork meat lipid oxidation while maintaining normal animal growth performance.
The interaction between phytic acid and divalent cations during the cooking of dried peas.
Phytic acid has been shown to accumulate primarily in aleurone tissues, with lesser amounts accumulating in the germ (O'Dell et al.
Zinc phytate is prepared by dissolving zinc sulfate in a solution of phytic acid.
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.
In addition, some substances in foods, sometimes called antinutrients, interfere with the body's use of vitamins and minerals: thus oxalic acid, found in dark green leafy vegetables, interferes with the absorption of some minerals (including calcium, zinc, and iron), as does the phytic acid found in some fiber.
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.
Phytase is currently used as an additive in animal feed to breakdown phytic acid in corn, which holds 60% of the phosphorus in corn.
Plant meal based aqua-feed has anti-nutritional factors and these factors affect the morphology and physiology of digestive tract and disturbs the overall fish growth, one of them is phytate or phytic acid (Baruah et al.
30 (Sensient Cosmetic Technologies) (CI77891 (and) phytic acid (and) sodium hydroxide) Unipure Yellow LC188 PHY 8.