Counteracting the Phytic Acid through Phytase Supplementation in Broiler Production: A Review

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Published: 2022-11-24

Page: 197-202

Kalpesh K. Sorathiya *

Anand Agricultural University, Anand, India.

Mahipal Choubey

Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India.

V. R. Patel

KU, Gujarat, India.

S. G. Vahora

Anand Agricultural University, Anand, India.

M. D. Jadhav

Provet Pharma, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Phosphorous is present as phytate (phytic acid) form in plant which is essential for germination of seed. Phytic acid interferes with the bioavailability of most of the nutrients required for broiler production mainly macro minerals. It chelates minerals (Ca, P, Zn, Mg, Mn, Cu) and complexes with fatty acid and reduce their availability for digestion. It deactivates energy and protein digesting enzymes and decreases digestibility of crude protein and fat. phytic acid-minerals complexed (phytate) reducing the availability minerals as well as that of the PP to the monogastric.   Phytic Acid-Ca- Complex Resulted in to Phytate-Ca-Fatty Acid Complex A Metalic Soap Formation Which Ultimately reducing the fat digestibility. Monogastrics are lacking of gut phytase enzymes hence they are more prone to suffer due to phytate in the diets. Hence, Supplementation of phytase in broiler diets the degrade the various phytate complexes with nutrients and improved its bioavailability.  Further, effort should be made to hunt newer sources of enzymes with improvement of its efficacy should be worked out.

Keywords: Phytic acid interferes, metalic soap formation, protein digesting, phytic acid-minerals complex

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Sorathiya, K. K., Choubey, M., Patel, V. R., Vahora, S. G., & Jadhav, M. D. (2022). Counteracting the Phytic Acid through Phytase Supplementation in Broiler Production: A Review. Asian Journal of Research in Biosciences, 4(2), 197–202. Retrieved from


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