micronutrient micronutrient


  • (n) a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)


  • Likewise, popcorn contains lutein, a micronutrient that also has anti-inflammatory characteristics.


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  1. "Micronutrients give malnourished children a fighting chance to grow up healthy and strong," Ms. Liu said. "The Heinz Micronutrient Campaign is making a dramatic difference by supporting the distribution of sachets of micronutrient powders...
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Lucy Liu Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. "It's no longer acceptable to simply identify symptoms of micronutrient deficiency in individuals and then treat them," UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said. "We have to protect entire populations against the devastating consequences...
    on Jan 21, 2004 By: Carol Bellamy Source: UN News Centre

  3. "Reinforcing instant noodles with malunggay is an inexpensive way for us to enrich the Filipino household diet and put in check widespread micronutrient deficiency," Legarda said.
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Loren Legarda Source: Manila Standard Today

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