Factors influencing micronutrient bioavailability in biofortified crops

  title={Factors influencing micronutrient bioavailability in biofortified crops},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie Bechoff and Claudie Dhuique-Mayer},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Dietary and human factors have been found to be the major factors influencing the bioavailability of micronutrients, such as provitamin A carotenoid (pVAC), iron, and zinc, in biofortified crops. Dietary factors are related to food matrix structure and composition. Processing can improve pVAC bioavailability by disrupting the food matrix but can also result in carotenoid losses. By degrading antinutrients, such as phytate, processing can also enhance mineral bioavailability. In in vivo… 

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