nonnutritive dietary component

nonnutritive dietary component

Nutrition Any critical component of a well-balanced diet that has an 'ancillary' function; NNDCs include water, fiber–soluble and insoluble, and a host of molecules present in plant and animal foods with as-yet unknown functions. Cf Micronutrients.
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