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Br J Nutr. 1986 Mar;55(2):255-60.

Extrusion cooking of a high-fibre cereal product. 2. Effects on apparent absorption of zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in humans.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Nutrition, Gothenburg University, Sweden.


1. The effect of extrusion cooking, using mild conditions, of a high-fibre cereal product on apparent small bowel absorption of zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus was studied. 2. Seven ileostomy subjects were studied during two periods (each of 4 d), on a constant low-fibre diet supplemented with either 54 g/d of a bran-gluten-starch mixture or the corresponding extruded product. 3. The apparent absorption of Zn, Mg and P was significantly decreased (P less than 0.05) during the period with extruded product compared with the period with bran-gluten-starch. No difference was found for Fe and Ca. 4. The negative effect of extrusion cooking of a product containing phytic acid on availability of Zn, Mg and P was small but could be of nutritional relevance in foodstuffs that are consumed frequently and in infant formulas.

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