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Food Phytates

1st Edition

Edited by N. Rukma Reddy, Shridhar K. Sathe

CRC Press

280 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2001-12-20
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Food Phytates takes a new look at phytates, including their potential health benefits. It includes the latest information on the beneficial heath effects of phytates, the influence of phytates in disease prevention, the potential use of phytate as an antioxidant in foods, and phytase expression in transgenic plants. In 14 chapters, leading researchers shed new light on phytates' potential ability to lower blood glucose, reduce cholesterol and triacylglycerols, and reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease.


"a well-organized, comprehensive look at the emerging topic of phytates in food. …serve[s] well as a reference tool on phytate and phytase with relevant and current references included. …detailed technical information and review of literature is included for this book to be useful for experts to students. Since both animal and human topics are covered, the book can be useful for those in plant science, animal science, human nutrition and food science."

- Cheryl J. Baldwin, Kraft Foods, Inc., in AOCS Press

Table of Contents

Introduction, Shridhar K. Sathe and N. Rukma Reddy

A Global Estimate of Phytic Acid and Phosphorus in Crop Grains, Seeds, and Fruits, John N.A. Lott, Irene Ockenden, Victor Raboy, and Graeme D. Batten

Occurrence, Distribution, Content, and Dietary Intake of Phytate, N. Rukma Reddy

Biosynthesis of Phytate in Food Grains and Seeds, Frank A. Loewus

Genetics of Phytic Acid Synthesis and Accumulation, Victor Raboy, Kevin A. Young, Steven R. Larson, and Allen Cook

Phytase Expression in Transgenic Plants, Elizabeth A. Grabau

Stability of Plant and Microbial Phytases, Brian Q. Phillippy

Methods for Analysis of Phytate, Erika Skoglund and Ann-Sofie Sandberg

In vitro and in vivo Degradation of Phytate, Ann-Sofie Sandberg

Influence of Processing Technologies on Phytate and Its Removal, Shridhar K. Sathe and Mahesh Venkatachalam

The Antioxidant Effects of Inositol Phosphates, John R. Burgess and Feng Gao

Potential Use of Phytate as an Antioxidant in Cooked Meats, Daren P. Cornforth

Phytate and Mineral Bioavailability, Connie M. Weaver and Srimathi Kannan

Role of Phytic Acid in Cancer and Other Diseases, Mazda Jenab and Lilian U. Thompson

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General