Phytate

Phytate acts as a primary phosphorous storage molecule in plants and is indigestible by humans (Lesjak & K S Srai, 2019). This secondary plant metabolite has an inhibitory effect on iron absorption in a dose dependent manner (Abbaspour et al., 2014, Hurrell & Egli, 2010).

Synonyms: Myo-inositol hexakisposphate