Applied Food Science Journal

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Organic acids as enhancers of phytase activity: A brief discussion based on the available literature and personal research

Author(s): Bruno S Vieira*, Joao G Caramori Junior, Gerusa SS Correa and Andrea SP Vieira

The objective of this study was to briefly review the current knowledge regarding the combination of phytases and organic acids in animal and
human nutrition. Based on this, and supported by some personal research data, we concluded that some organic acids, such as citric acid, enhances
phytase activity and promotes better growth performance and bone mineralization in phosphorus-restricted broilers. Further research is needed
to better understand the rule of these additives in other species, including humans.


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