nutrient density


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nutrient density

the relative ratio obtained by dividing a food's contribution to the needs for a nutrient by its contribution to calorie needs.

nutrient density

The ratio of the nutrients present in a food relative to its caloric value.
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3--careful consideration is needed as to which nutrient density measure to include on the labels.
It was concluded that low nutrient density tended to reduce BW and ADG of broilers in starter phase but probiotics improved the starter phase of growth performance and retention of CP reduced pancreatic lipase activity of broilers.
Eating out typically means higher calories and lower nutrient density.
Furthermore, the low energy and nutrient density means that large volumes of food have to be consumed to meet the infant's requirements.
23) In the past, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed interest in depicting a nutrient density indicator on food labels (24) and this was followed by the development and implementation of a variety of point-of-purchase or other nutrient rating systems designed to help consumers make healthy food choices.
Designed to supplement free-range conditions, Record Rack Professional by Sportsman's Choice delivers high nutrient density in the form of a pelletized feed containing 20 percent protein, 12 percent fiber and 4 percent fat, along with other crucial minerals and vitamins, (sportsman-schoicefeeds.
To change the environment, the guidelines focus on the concepts of calorie balance and nutrient density.
Winning Scores go to collard greens and kale in the new Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI), which is now the measure of the healthiest foods in every department at Whole Foods.
Ms Rees-Williams, who studied at Cardiff University, said: "Red meat has a high nutrient density, meaning it contains a large number of nutrients in a relatively small amount of food.
The nutrient density of cereal also helps elderly people get necessary nutrients with relatively few calories, which is important as their calorie needs decline but their nutrient needs do not.
10-12) Dietary surveys suggest that children in PEI have lower intakes of vegetables and fruit and higher intakes of low nutrient density foods (low nutrients relative to energy content, such as soft drinks or candy) (13) compared to Ontario children.
Research explaining the nutrient density of eggs will be published in spring, highlighting their wide range of vitamins and minerals and low calorie content.