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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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A second limitation, related to the first, was the use of the USDA's composite nutrient profiles for food groups when no other information was available.
Part I of the Article presents a taxonomy of different types of nutrient profile labeling, highlighting variations that have regulatory implications.
We make sure a valid nutrient profile on popularly eaten foods is in, or added to, our databases to keep current," says Holden.
This research, Macro Nutrient Profile (MNP) science, is the basis for six new feline wet diets - the latest innovation in Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition(TM).
Nutrient profiles that define the basic criteria that food should comply with in order to be considered suitable for a health claim are being established, based on scientific advice from EFSA.
The nutrient profiles generated can then be printed directly from the web page.
Objective: To identify the impact of almond supplementation on nutrient profile and nutrient displacement of an almond supplemented habitual diet
This opinion supports the claims we have made since the beginning of this litigation: That our feed nutrient profile is indeed a trade secret, that it was improperly taken from us and inappropriately used to gain a competitive advantage against us.
Under the ASA's proposals, the industry is expecting ALL food aimed at children, regardless of its nutrient profile, to be banned from using celebrities, licensed characters and free gifts appealing to kids in its non-broadcast campaigns later this year.
3 Once the A points and C points have been calculated, one of three equations is used to work out the nutrient profile of a food or drink:
The owner of Pedigree and Whiskas is this month launching Perfect Fit, a dry range which it claims is the first catfood brand to offer a diet with Macro Nutrient Profile which indicates the amount of energy derived from protein, fats and carbohydrates in the food.