Phytic acid - Properties, Uses and Determination
Kapitel i bok, 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.