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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

nutrient

[′nü·trē·ənt]
(biology)
Providing nourishment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The commonly used nutrient content claims are 'free', 'very low', 'low', 'source' and 'high'.
He reiterated that lab analysis proved that the nutrient content in the product was low and also high in nitrogen concentration, and the effect of nitrogenous fertiliser was that they help cocoa trees in the production of more leaves than pods (cocoa fruits), hence the application needs to be regulated.
Published results on nutrient composition from Europe indicate that organic feedstuffs are slightly lower in nutrient content than conventional feedstuffs, but results from North America suggest that both types of feedstuff's are more similar in nutrient content.
If you have leftover veggies, consider adding them to your soup as it heats to boost the fiber and nutrient content.
* ARS develops methods to determine the nutrient content of foods.
'The conditioner you use has to have very good nutrient content for better and deeper fiber nourishment,' said Marlo Mangilin, head of research and development at Unilever Philippines.
Created by vegan experts and chefs, the processes used to create the food include, cold-pressing, dehydration, and soaking, to guarantee the vitality, nutrient content and taste of the end product.
The significant increase in nutrient content in [T.sub.3] as compare to rest of treatments can be discussed in light of fact that plants absorb most of nutrients from soil solution and water act as solvent for nutrients.
The university research compared the nutrient content, price, and food group variety of homemade meals from 55 bestselling cookbooks with shop-bought savoury main meals.
"We believe now is an opportune time to reevaluate regulations concerning nutrient content claims, generally, including the term 'healthy,'" the agency (http://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-seeks-to-redefine-healthy-1462872601?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+First+Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=29416075&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--o629JKAhurb02p-dCKUo0PY5LUuWy8mw_D5byM3NkTcayhq3r71o4ury3mk13vaEEjWqYTy6uGzzyoKAsup202hJAeA&_hsmi=29416075) said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal Tuesday.
Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), Potash (K) and Sulphur (S) on per kg basis which is converted into subsidy per tonne depending upon the nutrient content in each grade of the fertilisers.
In addition, the nutrient content is not strong and the product usually has a large number of additives and sugar, which are not healthy.