Phytic Acid & Phytase

Phytic Acid & Phytase

This is the second of two articles about phytic acid (also referred to as phytates).  I wrote two articles because it is a fairly large subject and one article was simply too long.  The first article can be found here. What is Phytase? Phytase is an enzyme that neutralizes phytic acid, making the phosphorous bioavailable to us.  Phytase …read more

Phytic Acid - The Anti-Nutrient

Phytic Acid – The Anti-Nutrient

Phytic acid has been referred to as “the anti-nutrient”.  This phrase intrigued me, so I decided to do some digging to find out exactly what an “anti-nutrient” is, and more specifically, what phytic acid is.  In doing research, I found this to be a fairly large topic, so I have written 2 articles on the subject. …read more