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Name Definition
Palmitic acid C 16:0

Palmitic acid C 16:0

Pectins

Structural polysaccharides found in plant cell walls.

PEG

Abbreviation for polyethylene glycol. PEG is a polyether compound with industrial many applications in different fields, including animal nutrition. Because PEG forms stable complexes with tannins, thereby preventing the binding between tannins and proteins, it is widely used to reduce the detrimental effect of condensed tannins in ruminant diets.

Phenylalanine

Amino acid. Usually abbreviated as PHE.

Phosphorus

A major mineral (symbol P) essential for living organisms, in particular in cell physiology and for the mineralization of bone, teeth and shells. In plants, phosphorus is mostly stored in phytic acid.

Potassium

A major mineral (symbol K) essential for living organisms, in particular in cell physiology.

Proline

Amino acid. Usually abbreviated as PRO.