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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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KIND, with the support from top global nutrition and public health experts, is respectfully urging the FDA to update its current regulations surrounding the use of the word healthy as a nutrient content claim.
Comparative and Cumulative Effect of Cocoa Pod Husk Ash and Poultry Manure on Soil and Maize Nutrient Contents and Yield.
Nutrition Labelling Tools in the Canadian Marketplace Definition Examples Regulated Nutrition labelling "Refers to the Nutrition Facts table standardized presentation of the nutrient content of a food.
Nutrient content can be measured in the laboratory and in the field.
This treatment can reduce initial microbial loads without causing negative effects on sensory quality, and also has limited effects on the nutrient content of the cabbage.
The results of this literature review will provide baseline information for the initiative's important second act, a quantitative comparison of the nutrient content of raw and frozen fruits and vegetables purchased at the same time from the same supermarket.
To establish the effect of drying techniques on nutrient content in vegetables, amaranthus species were selected because they are the most prevalent vegetables in south western Uganda.
The variability in the nutrient content of the raw food as produced, is then further increased during its storage, transportation and processing prior to consumption.
This article argues that, with some minor reforms, the FDA's existing regulatory framework governing nutrient content claims on food labels is well suited to balance these competing considerations.
LSHTM's team of researchers, led by Alan Dangour, reviewed all papers published over the past 50 years that related to the nutrient content and health differences between organic and conventional food.
A small number of differences in nutrient content were found in crops and livestock, but these were "unlikely to be of any public health relevance", he said.
A team of researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine reviewed all papers published over the last 50 years relating to nutrient content and health differences between the two kinds of produce.