Journal article

Opportunities for plant-derived enhancers for iron, zinc, and calcium bioavailability: A review

Yianna Y Zhang, Regine Stockmann, Ken Ng, Said Ajlouni

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Understanding of the mechanism of interactions between dietary elements, their salts, and complexing/binding ligands is vital to manage both deficiency and toxicity associated with essential element bioavailability. Numerous mineral ligands are found in both animal and plant foods and are known to exert bioactivity via element chelation resulting in modulation of antioxidant capacity or micobiome metabolism among other physiological outcomes. However, little is explored in the context of dietary mineral ligands and element bioavailability enhancement, particularly with respect to ligands from plant-derived food sources. This review highlights a novel perspective to consider various plant mac..

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