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Phytic Acid: Boon or Curse

Chandni Khan*
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, , New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author : Chandni Khan, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, Tel: 9455705159, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 26, 2018 / Accepted Date: Mar 27, 2018 / Published Date: Mar 30, 2018


Phytic acid in its phytate form has been shadowed over the years as being advantageous or vice-versa. At one hand, where it is extremely helpful in several ways, its major drawback of being a chelating agent cannot be overlooked. Quantity of nutrients delivered by any eatable is what defines its beneficial quality. The pro-and-cons of phytic acid are essential to understand in order to develop the quality of a grain, food and vegetable.

Keywords: Phytate; Hemochromatosis; Cancer; Nutrition; Minerals; Anti-nutrients; Chelating agent

Citation: Khan C (2018) Phytic Acid: Boon or Curse. J Phytochemistry Biochem 2: 108.

Copyright: © 2018 Khan C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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