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phy·tic ac·id

(fī'tik as'id),
The hexakisphosphoric ester of myo-inositol; the mixed salt with magnesium and calcium is phytin.

phytic acid

/phy·tic ac·id/ (fi´tik) the hexaphosphoric acid ester of inositol, found in many plants and microorganisms and in animal tissues.

phytic acid

(fī′tĭk)
n.
An antioxidant compound, C6H18O24P6, found abundantly in seeds and the bran of grain, that is the principal storage form of phosphorus in plants. Phytic acid is a strong chelator of calcium, zinc, and other minerals, and diets based on foods high in phytic acid, such as unrefined flour, can cause mineral deficiencies unless it is broken down by the sprouting of the seeds or by fermentation. Also called inositol hexakisphosphate.

phytic acid

used synonymously with phytate. See also phytin.
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24 appears to be the most essential in reducing the phytate phosphorus concentration and phytate:zinc molar ratios as well as improving the extractability of iron, calcium, zinc and phosphorous [1].
The reduction in iron content of supernatant was indicated as phytate content using 2,2 bipyridine at wavelength 519nm through spectrophotometer (CE 7200-7000 series, Cecil, UK).
1) As a percentage of dry weight, phytates comprise 5.
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Siegenberg D, Baynes RD, Bothwell TH, Macfarlane BJ, Lamparelli RD, Car NG, MacPhail P, Schmidt U, Tal A and F Mayet Ascorbic acid prevents the dose-dependent inhibitory effects of polyphenols and phytates on nonheme-iron absorption.
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The phytochemicals determined in the samples were: total oxalates, phytates, hydrocyanic acid, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, steroids and tannins.
Phytates in wheat bran may help to regulate apoptosis, or normal cell death, by mechanical sloughing action of cells from along the tops of intestinal crypts.
The phytates found in the fiber act as "mineral magnets" and bind them up so that they pass out in the feces.
Phytates (found in legumes like pinto beans and peas) as well as oxalates (high in spinach, rhubarb, and almonds) can interfere with calcium absorption.