nutrients

[ noo-tree-uh nt, nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF nutrients
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The nutrients in each, however, differ both as to kind and proportion.

In a mixed ration, the nutrients of milk are practically all absorbed.

During cooking 30 to 40 per cent of the nutrients are extracted.

The meat, however, would furnish the larger amount of nutrients.

Only a portion of the nutrients, however, enter into the infusion.

How does the cost of nutrients in corn compare with other foods?

What nutrients are present to the greatest extent in oranges?

How does the cost of the nutrients in beans compare with that of the nutrients in other foods?

To what extent are the nutrients removed in the cooking of carrots?

To what extent are the nutrients of potatoes digested and absorbed by the body?

WORD ORIGIN

"a nutritious substance," 1828, noun use of adjective (1640s) meaning "providing nourishment," from Latin nutrientem (nominative nutriens), present participle of nutrire "to nourish, suckle, feed, foster" (see nourish).

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