PHYTIC ACID

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Phytic acid or phy­tates per­form many im­por­tant func­tions for plants. Phytic acid is found in whole­grains, nuts, seeds and beans and are con­sid­ered to be anti-nu­tri­ents be­cause they rep­re­sent a po­ten­tial ab­sorp­tive road­block. Phytic acid is the prin­ci­pal stor­age form of the min­eral phos­pho­rus in many plant tis­sues, es­pe­cially the bran por­tion of grains and other seeds.

For hu­mans, the phos­pho­rus in this mol­e­cule is not read­ily

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