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nutrient

1. any of the mineral substances that are absorbed by the roots of plants for nourishment
2. any substance that nourishes an organism
3. providing or contributing to nourishment

nutrient

[′nü·trē·ənt]
(biology)
Providing nourishment.
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These outlets offer a selection of foods that have poor nutrient profiles, with higher calories and more sugar, sodium and saturated fat compared to grocery stores.
According to Mark Mueller, Botanic Innovations founder, "Red Zinfandel Grape Seed Oil does have similar nutrient profiles to other types of grape seed oil, but specifying the grape type gives marketers good options to highlight ingredients more effectively.
Each item was equally represented in determining the composite nutrient profiles of the other three food groups.
She concluded that how a food makes us feel is more complex than its nutrient profile alone.
This new generation of nutrition symbols and ratings--which I shall refer to collectively as nutrient profile labeling--is a complex phenomenon that encompasses a variety of different types of label claims.
The fat content and nutrient profile of conventional meat is not at all healthy.
Now that both the Council and the EP Committee have voted to keep the nutrient profile requirements, MEPs are now likely to search for a compromise that could pass muster in plenary in May, possibly by changing some parts of the profiles and extending the 18-month time-limit for registration.
NDC disagrees becau se it says the nutritional profile of soy beverages, even if fortified with calcium, is different than the nutritional profile of Milk Group foods, and also there is no standard of identity for soy-based beverages and the nutrient profile varies significantly by manufacturer.
The most basic form of this shortcut consists of the nutrient profile for a food ingredient (or a single-ingredient food such as an apple or a cut of meat).
The regulation means nutrition and health claims can only be made if a food fits a certain nutrient profile.