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Is phytic acid vegan?

Phytic acid is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is phytic acid?

Phytic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in seeds, nuts, grains, and legumes. It is also known as inositol hexaphosphate and is often referred to as an "anti-nutrient" due to its ability to bind to minerals such as calcium, zinc, and iron, reducing their absorption in the body. However, phytic acid also has some potential health benefits, such as acting as an antioxidant and reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases. To reduce the negative effects of phytic acid, soaking, sprouting, or fermenting these foods can help break it down and increase mineral absorption.

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