antivitamins

antivitamins

Substances that antagonize or break down vitamins, such as the ENZYME thiaminase present in raw fish. Antivitamins are sometimes used in the treatment of cancer.
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Several researchers have used different thermal treatments to improve the nutritional quality of crude soybean by making milder the antinutritional factors (ANF), which include inhibitors of trypsin, hemagglutinins, goitrogenic substances, antivitamins, isoflavone and phytates (Pedrosa et al.
Among these are protease inhibitors, phytates, glucosinolates, saponins, tannins, lectins, oligosaccharides and non-starch polysaccharides, phytoestrogens, alkaloids, antigenic compounds, gossypols, cynogens, mimosine, cyclopropenoid, fatty acids, canaranine, antivitamins and phorbol esters.