International Journal of Biochemistry and Biomolecules

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Special Issue

Antinutritional factors in plant-based foods

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 30, 2023

Special Issue Description

People’s livelihoods depend on food in numerous ways. Over 800 million people still go to bed hungry even though the globe generates enough food for everyone. Additionally, almost 60% of fatalities are caused by diseases linked to starvation and malnutrition. One of the biggest problems facing humanity is ending hunger and malnutrition. Additionally, food sufficiency is not the most important factor; food nutritional quality and, in particular, the impacts of the accepted meal portion, are equally important. From this vantage point, the subject of the current review of antinutrients presents crucial issues related to human health and advances our knowledge of what individuals consume and its potential outcomes. Antinutritional factors are generally linked to natural or manmade molecules or substances that prevent nutrients from being absorbed, diminish nutrient intake, digestion, and utilization, and may have other negative effects. Antinutrients are naturally produced in plants and are commonly associated with plant-based, raw, or vegan diets. Numerous antinutrients in the body can cause a variety of symptoms, including bloating, headaches, rashes, nutritional deficits, and nausea. On the other hand, these chemicals can be beneficial to humanity when used sensibly. In actuality, plants predominantly use antinutrients for self-defense. Ample food processing is originally advised to eliminate antinutritional components even though people’s sensitivity to antinutrients varies greatly. Antinutrients cannot be removed from the body after they have been ingested. The relationship between symptoms and effects on human health can be resolved by removing and reinstating particular foods that contain antinutrients. In this context, research is interested in the biochemical impacts of anti-nutritional factors. Some secondary metabolites are frequently used in nutrition and as pharmacologically active substances, however, the majority of them behave as anti-nutrients and cause very damaging biological reactions .


Antinutritional factors, Antinutrients, Secondary metabolites, Food processing, Nutritional quality

Manuscript Submission information

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