Nutrient

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Nutrient Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  • of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

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Nutrient Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A nutrient is either a chemical element or compound used in an organism's metabolism or physiology. A nutrient is essential to an organism if it cannot be produced by the organism and must be obtained from a food source.

The following table gives an idea of what elements are essential for humans:



'Nutrient' example sentence in quotations


* Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital. - Kelly Barton


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Nutrient Sample Sentences in News


  • Tree nut consumption linked to better nutrient adequacy, diet quality in adults
    A new study, published this week in the open access journal Nutrients, compares the nutrient adequacy and diet quality of those who consume tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), and non-tree nut consumers in a nationally representative population. Read more on this news related to 'Nutrient'
  • Consuming tree nuts can make your diet quality better
    Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Including tree nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, in the diet can improve the nutrient adequacy for most nutrients, and with better diet quality. A new study compares the nutrient adequacy and diet quality of those who consume tree nuts and non-tree nut consumers in a Read more on this news related to 'Nutrient'
  • Cargill Nutrition System helps poultry producers tackle performance challenges
    ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's recent launch of its proprietary nutrient formulating platform, the Cargill Nutrition System (CNS), has already delivered transformative solutions to global poultry customers. The most advanced, accurate and practical nutrition system in the world, CNS' combination of real-time nutrient analysis, nutrient a Read more on this news related to 'Nutrient'

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