Antinutrient


Antinutrient

An antinutrient is defined as "any natural or synthetic compound that interferes with the absorption of a nutrient. An example is phytic acid, which forms insoluble complexes with zinc, iron and copper." [" [http://books.google.ca/books?id=XpUjsqD7lFUC&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=%22antinutrient%22+dictionary&source=web&ots=shoQIfgivG&sig=WespPlxVwolxTj80_najNDZqU-4&hl=fr&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology] ". Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0198529171.]

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