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Some food components make no positive contribution to the nutritive value of the diet but rather detract from it. As the chemical composition of these varies widely, these food components are usually referred to as antinutrients. The work programme of COST 98 Action includes studies on most known antinutrients and work programmes for their identification, isolation and effects on the digestive tract of mammals with the ultimate objective to establish safe methods for their elimination from the diet. In the Workshop held in Madrid (ES) 19-21 September 1996, the potential roles of non-protein antinutrients, such as saponins, tannins, phytates, oligosaccharides, non-starch polysaccharides and others have come to the fore of the talks and discussions. These proceedings contain the papers presented at the Workshop.

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Authors: BARDOCZ S, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen (GB);PUSZTAI A, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen (GB);MUZQUIZ M (EDITORS), Area de Tecnología de Alimentos, CIT-INIA, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1997) 154pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9191-2
Record Number: 199711220 / Last updated on: 1997-10-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en