Qualitative in vitro study on the degradation of mineral complexes in vegetables

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Dellaquila, C. 2020. Qualitative in vitro study on the degradation of mineral complexes in vegetables. Food Chemistry. 308, p. 125655.

AuthorsDellaquila, C.

Mechanisms of degradation and absorption of mineral complexes by the human digestive system are complex and still under investigation. The elaborate matrix of vegetables, and the presence of phytates and other inhibitors make study of these mechanisms difficult. In this qualitative study, extracts from freeze-dried savoy cabbage, broccoli, kale and spinach were subjected to digestion in vitro at pH 2.0 and pH 7.5 and analysed using SEC-ICP-MS. The results suggest that low molecular weight species (peak 6), related to the iron and zinc fractions, which appeared after acidic digestion in all vegetables, except in kale, were considerably reduced after digestion at pH 7.5. Low molecular weight species (peak 9), related to the phosphorus fraction, were present in all vegetables, except in kale, after alkaline digestion. While cabbage, broccoli and spinach showed similar degradation patterns, kale showed a different degradation behaviour.

KeywordsVegetables; SEC-ICP-MS; Digestion; Phytates; Iron; Zinc; Phosphorus
Year of Publication2020
JournalFood Chemistry
Journal citation308, p. 125655
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125655
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online16 Oct 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted05 Oct 2019
PublisherElsevier Sci Ltd

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