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Vol. 10, Issue 7 (2021)

Antinutritional factors in foods

Veer SJ, Pawar VS and Kambale RE
Antinutritional factors are the inhibitory compound present in most of the food stuffs. These antinutritional factors are poisonous to human when eaten in uncontrolled manner. Antinutritional factors are present in variety of food ranging from cereals, legumes, oilseeds, green leafy vegetables etc. Absorption of anti-nutrients may have deleterious effect on human body. Besides deleterious effects antinutrients may have some benefits for example phytic acid, lectin, tanins, amylase inhibitor and protease inhibitor when used at low level have shown to reduce the blood glucose and insulin response to carbohydrate foods. This antinutrients reduces the bioavailability of food nutrients e.g. vitamins, Mineral’s, carbohydrates and proteins etc. A significant part of the population relies on food for to get nourishment. Along with nutritional significance of food stuffs one must to know what are antinutritional factors and how they can be effectively removed from food stuffs by means of effective processing technology.
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Veer SJ, Pawar VS, Kambale RE. Antinutritional factors in foods. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(7):01-04.
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