Phytic acid - Properties, Uses and Determination
Book chapter, 2016

Phytate (InsP6) is important in plant nutrition as a means to store phosphorous, inositol and metals. For human nutrition, phytate is an anti-nutrient due to its properties, which make phytate an inhibitor of metal/mineral absorption. However, phytate and its lower inositol phosphates also play a role in cellular processes in human cells and have therefore attracted attention to their bioavailability and possible health benefits. To determine the nutritional and biological significance of different inositol phosphates, adequate methods for sample preparation and quantification are required.

cereals

inositol phosphates

inhibitor

Phytic acid

minerals

iron

zinc

absorption

phytate

Author

Ann-Sofie Sandberg

Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science

Nathalie Scheers

Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science

Encyclopedia of Food and Health

365-368

Subject Categories

Analytical Chemistry

Health Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Nutrition and Dietetics

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-384947-2.00544-4

ISBN

978-0-12-384953-3

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Created

10/7/2017