macronutrient

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macronutrient

[¦mak·rō′nü·trē·ənt]
(biochemistry)
An element required by animals or plants in large amounts.
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Beside the energy provided by macronutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins, needs for certain types of micronutrients such as vitamins A, C, D, folate, iron, calcium and sodium are taken into consideration.
In the present study, the intake of all macronutrients increased significantly in both elderly males and females as the number of meals increased.
Macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) provide calories or energy.
The two varieties appeared with relatively high accumulation of micronutrients and macronutrients and with the calyx protein content of 5.
percentage nutrient deficiency was observed to be higher in the low wheat yield category and comparatively lower in the high wheat yield category with regard to each of the deficient macronutrients except nitrogen, indicating that there is a possibility of strong link between variations in wheat yield and soil nutrient deficiency.
These include a laundry list of chemical elements and compounds, generally comprising two major groups: macronutrients and micro-nutrients.
Appetite levels and consumption of calories and macronutrients at the early evening ad libitum buffet were comparable between groups.
The diets were matched for calories and macronutrients, but not for fiber, phytosterols or other bioactives.
In general, macronutrients had high values in the studied arboreal termite soil nests.
In addition to tracking calories, Argus also records macronutrients enabling users to focus on the quantity and quality of the food they eat.
Limited tenders are invited for The renovation of these buildings of the early 1970s mainly concern macronutrients or building envelope, technical installations and facilities
Fruits and vegetables are rich in key micro- and macronutrients that contribute to healthy blood vessels.