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.

cereals

inositol phosphates

inhibitor

Phytic acid

minerals

iron

zinc

absorption

phytate

Författare

Ann-Sofie Sandberg

Chalmers, Biologi och bioteknik, Livsmedelsvetenskap

Nathalie Scheers

Chalmers, Biologi och bioteknik, Livsmedelsvetenskap

Encyclopedia of Food and Health

365-368

Ämneskategorier

Analytisk kemi

Hälsovetenskaper

Kemi

Näringslära

Styrkeområden

Livsvetenskaper och teknik

DOI

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

ISBN

978-0-12-384953-3