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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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Another new consumer-oriented upgrade allows users to look up the amount of a specific nutrient within any one of the database's thousands of food items.
There is currently a nutrient removal market, not a recovery market but this is set to change.
Meanwhile, the sustainability of different animal and plant food products, often calculated using carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions, must take the nutrient quality of beverages and foods into account.
For consumers, Nutrient Depletions provides you with valuable information to balance your medications and diets.
Past recommendations tended to focus on one element and one crop, whereas growers now look to manage all nutrients so that no one nutrient is limiting, across a whole crop rotation sequence.
Reference nutrient intake (RNI): The amount of a nutrient that is enough to meet the dietary needs of about 97% of a group of people.
Many approaches to comprehensive assessment of condition are cost prohibitive; thus, there has been a tendency to use broadly applicable indicators such as water clarity, nutrient or contaminant loads and levels, and various biodiversity measures such as species richness as metrics (NRC 2000; Whittier et al.
As a consequence of nutrient (phosphorus) limitation, the biomass produced in the biofilm process became slimy.
Substituting regular pop for nutrient dense foods decreases nutrient intake and may contribute to deficiency states.
The campaign, built around the slogan "Milk Gives," demonstrates that milk offers essential nutrients for a healthy body -- inside and out.
Water is the foundation of the food guide pyramid, and is the most abundant and important nutrient (comprising over two-thirds of body mass).