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Antinutrients in foods are responsible for deleterious effects related to the absorption of nutrients and micronutrients. However, some antinutrients may exert beneficial health effects at low concentrations. The mechanisms by which adverse and beneficial effects of food antinutrients operate are the same. Thus, manipulation of processing conditions and/or removal of certain unwanted components of foods may be required.

--  Fereidoon Shahidi, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland


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  2. Abstract, ISNR Nutrition, 2014 This research was aimed at evaluating the proximate composition, level of anti-nutrients, and the mineral composition of raw and processedSphenostylis stenocarpaseeds and at examining the effect of processing on the parameters. From the proximate composition...
  3. Abstract,Antinutrients and Phytochemicals in Food, 1997 Antinutrients in foods are responsible for deleterious effects related to the absorption of nutrients and micronutrients. However, some antinutrients may exert beneficial health effects at low concentrations. The mechanisms by which adverse...
  4. Nutritional composition studies that assess similarities and differences of levels of important nutrients and anti-nutrients are an essential part of the safety assessment of new crop varieties that are used as food and feed. Managed by theILSI Research Foundation, the ILSI Crop Composition...