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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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None of your products listed above meet the requirements for use of the nutrient content claim 'healthy' that are set forth in" FDA regulations, the director of the agency's  Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition wrote in a (http://www.
Currently, the agency mandates the term "healthy" only be used as a nutrient content claim to describe foods that contain 3 grams or less total fat and 1 gram or less of saturated fat per serving, with the exception of fish and meat, which are required by the regulation to have 5 grams or less total fat and 2 grams or less saturated fat per serving.
The FDA divides claims into three types: Nutrient Content Claims, Health Claims, and Structure/Function Claims.
The differences between cultivars in terms of nutrient content might be also caused by genetic factors as well as cultural practices and ecological factors (temperature, light, humidity, altitude etc.
Lisa Roberts, of Farming Connect, said: "The nutrient content of slurry and FYM can vary considerably from farm to farm depending on the number and type of livestock, the diet and type of bedding.
Look to find vegetables that have been bred to have a higher nutrient content.
In one recent study, researchers looked at 50 years' worth of scientific articles about the nutrient content of organic and conventional food and concluded that they are not significantly different in their nutrient content.
Textura crisps are a great source of high quality protein, fibre and whole grains, which can be incorporated into food products by manufacturers to enhance nutrient content, texture and flavour cost-effectively, across a wide variety of applications.
In many animals feeding is influenced by the nutrient content of foods.
Transitioning to new child-care nutrition policies: nutrient content of preschool menus differs by presence of vegetarian main entree.
We collected a random sample of regular large shell eggs from 12 locations across the country to analyze the nutrient content of eggs," said Dr.