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A salt or ester of phytic acid.

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One of the problems related with the use of low cost plant proteins in aqua-feed is the presence of anti-nutritional factors such as phytate or phytic acid (myo-inositol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-hexaphosphate) which have deleterious effects on the morphology and physiology of the digestive tract and are known to effect overall fish growth performance (Baruah et al.
Phytate is a complex compound which contains bounded phosphorus and other minerals or nutrients, and it is found in most plants, such as corn and soybean.
The work of Graf and Eaton during the 1980s showed that phytate functions as an antioxidant in the human body, and as such has considerable health benefits as well as potential for dietary therapeutic use.
The reason: The animals' digestive systems can't break down a phosphorous-containing compound (substance made of two or more elements that are chemically combined) called phytate found in the grains they eat.
Phytate is a strong chelator of important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, and therefore, can lead to mineral deficiencies.
Barley consists of large quantities of phytate [9], which is a major storage form of phosphorus [10].
A spokeswoman for the company said Fenchem manufactures natural Vitamin E, natural pigment products and phytate in China.
The enzyme can be produced from native or recombinant host cells and can be used to aid in the digestion of phytate where desired.
The dietary phytate to calcium ratio was significantly (P<0.