Rose AR (1912) The influence of phytin
The nomenclature used in the literature for the substrate of phytase enzymes varies from phytin
(complexes of inositol hexaphosphate with potassium, magnesium and Ca as occurs in plants), phytic acid (myo-inositol hexaphosphate), and the term most commonly used in animal nutrition: phytate (mixed salt of phytic acid; Selle and Ravindran, 2007).
is a collective term for this mixed salt  and it constitutes up to 3% of many of the oilseeds and cereals used in animal feeds.
The result is also in line with the report of Modi and Asanzi (2008) that Magnesium was confirmed to be a major constituent of chlorophyll, protochlorophyll, pectin and phytin
in maize; and the crop Mg removal is 40 kg [ha.
Structure and function of metal chelators produced by plants: the case for organic acids, amino acids, phytin
But the assimilation of phytin
phosphorus is improved when the ration has a plentiful amount of vitamin D.
Organic Phosphate: (i) Phytin
, inositol hexaphosphates 940-50%); (ii) Nucleic acid and its nucleotides (0.
Crude rice bran is rich in B vitamins, oil, high quality protein, phytin
, dietary fiber, silica, oryzanol and other antioxidants, and phytosterols.
(2-3%) as well as phenolic compounds and dithiolthiones.
3-1 Comparison between inositol produced with the standard of NF-12 and FCCIV Table II-2-1 Contents of phytin
in crops Table II-2-2 Output of paddy rice in the past few years Table I-3.
The anti-nutritional nature of phytin
lies in its ability to chelate certain mineral elements especially Ca, Mg, Fe and Zn, thereby rendering them metabolically unavailable and leading to the subsequent development of osteomalacia when certain legumes and cereals are fed to growing animals .
Free soluble phosphate reserves plays vital role in energy transfer, metabolic regulation, and important structural constituent of biomolecules like phytin
bodies in the ungerminated seeds, protein and nucleotide phosphorylation [25,27].