acid is a fatty acid which holds the vital side chain. It comes from the green pigment of plant called chlorophyll. Man cannot absorb chlorophyll with phytol. But it can be metabolized by man by taking it through the dairy products since some of the herbivorous like cow, sheep, some fish, chicken, etc., which has the ability to break down chlorophyll and to absorb vital which incorporated in milk and fat of these herbivorous.
The following sheet contains the list of foods containing Phytanic acid and its amount:
|Food||mg phytanic acid / gm of food|
|WW skim milk||0.0047|
|yoplait skim yoghurt||0.0056|
|skimmed dried milk||0.0010|
Example Calculate how much mg of phytanic acid contained in 50 gm of chicken?
Food = chicken
weight = 50gm
Phytanic Acid Value of Food
One Gram chicken contain 0.0257 mg of acid
Total weight of chicken = 50 gm
Phytanic acid Level in chicken = 0.0257 x 50 = 1.285 mg
[Refer the above table for the level of acid in 1 gm of food]