Anti-nutritional Factors.

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    Progress in drug research. Fortschritte der…


Anti-nutritional factors such as trypsin inhibitor, phytic acid and cyanogen are as important as nutritional content of any edible plant part. The anti-nutritional factors can be defined as those substances generated in natural food substances by the normal metabolism of species and by different mechanisms (e.g. inactivation of some nutrients, diminution of the digestive process or metabolic utilization of feed) which exert effects contrary to optimum nutrition. Hence, trypsin inhibitor, phytic acid and cyanogens present in edibles with the methods in the chapter would be helpful.

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@article{2016AntinutritionalF, title={Anti-nutritional Factors.}, author={}, journal={Progress in drug research. Fortschritte der Arzneimittelforschung. Progrès des recherches pharmaceutiques}, year={2016}, volume={71}, pages={43-7} }