Category Archives: Nuts

Do marcona almonds have phytic acid?

“Do marcona almonds phytic acid in them?” I was asked recently. “Yes,” I answered, not actually having a specific study on marcona almonds. There actually is not a huge literature on phytic acid in nuts and seeds, as there is for grains. I assume the biggest reason for the lack of research is that most…

Almonds and phytic acid / phytates

Do almonds have high levels of phytic acid or phytates? Should we care? Nuts and seeds as a class tend to be high in phytic acid, a substance that reduces your ability to absorb the minerals in the mineral-rich nuts and seeds. Almonds are no exception. From a 1987 review article by Harland and Oberleas,…

Phytic acid in nuts

Do nuts have high levels of phytic acid / phytates? Should we care? Nuts and seeds as a class tend to be high in phytates which reduce your ability to absorb the minerals in the mineral-rich nuts and seeds. The only exception I have seen is chestnuts. From a 1987 review article by Harland and…