Selecting the Best Phytase for your Feed Formulation


Five characteristics to consider for achieving optimal levels of performance and profitability


A better understanding of the phytate molecule in recent years has lead to the realisation that novel phytases have benefits beyond phosphorus release. Phytases have been shown to reduce the anti-nutrient effects of phytate in animal diets by degrading it, thereby, increasing the availability of energy and amino acids. The ability of phytate to complex with protein, calcium and trace elements in the digestive tract decreases the value of dietary formulations. At acidic pH levels in the upper part of the digestive tract), phytate will bind to proteins and form complexes. These protein-phytate complexes are not a suitable substrate for endogenous proteases.

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