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would the phytase in one food break down the phytic acid in the high phytic acid food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 27, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Or is the phytase unable to work on other foods phytic acid?

example, combining white flour - high phytase with nuts - high phytic acid

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on June 27, 2013
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Humans don't. Again, it is dangerous to look at digestive enzymes cross species

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thank you for your answer, What about pigs, ive found articals that they benefit from phytase supplements. http://www.ublcorp.com/phytaseenzyme.html

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apologies Im struggling to work out how to word my question. i guess what im trying to say is would eating phytase along with phytates counterbalance each other? like using wheat flour as an example, would your body use the phytase in wheat flour to counteract with the phytic acid from lets say nuts? making nuts lower in phytic acid?

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ok. What is your real question? Are you looking for a way to eat flour.... or limit the anti-nutrients in nuts? You've posted 4 questions all about the same topic. How about consolidating into one, coherent question?

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Generally speaking there is limited evidence that phytase naturally found in food (like wheat) can be properly utilized by humans to breakdown phytic acid. Thus people learned to develop ways of soaking and sprouting grains and seeds to make them digestible.

Also, there is quite a bit of research that shows that people who consume foods high in phytic acid (regardless of the presence of phytase) have lower levels of zinc, iron, and vitamin C (The studies I am thinking of are largely based off of vegetarian diets, so this could also be caused by lack of meat).

Ruminant and Rodents seem to be able to use supplemented phytase to break down phytic acid through a mechanism that humans can't due to our anatomy (it occurs in the rumen -- we don't have those).

All of the "science" behind digestive enzymes is very immature right now. And to look at enzymes across species is inherently dangerous and even less understood.

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on June 27, 2013
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thank you for your answer, What about pigs, ive found articals that they benefit from phytase supplements. http://www.ublcorp.com/phytaseenzyme.html

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Humans don't. Again, it is dangerous to look at digestive enzymes cross species

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