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nutritive value

An indication of the contribution of a food to the nutrient content of the diet. This value depends on the quantity of a food which is digested and absorbed and the amounts of the essential nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins) which it contains. This value can be affected by soil and growing conditions, handling and storage, and processing.
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  • nutrient value
  • feed nutritive value
  • food nutritive value
  • biologic nutritional availability
  • feeding value
  • fattening value
  • biological nutritional availability
  • feed value
  • food value
  • nutritive value index
  • nutritional value
  • quality for nutrition
  • nutritive ratio
  • nutritional characteristics
  • dietary value
  • nutritional quality
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