[ [ Organic_Nutrient ] 1. Nutrients consisting of organic compounds such as carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, and vitamins. 2. Nutrients the come from non-artifical sources. See: Organic (def. 2) More ]
1. [ Nutrient ] A substance that provides nourishment essential to life. Nutrients may either be organic, as in carbohydrates, fats, proteins and vitamins, or inorganic, as in minerals, oxygen and water. They are derived from the environment, typically food, and may be synthesised in the body from other nutrients, or derived from dietary supplements. Compare: drugs Also see: Macronutrient and Micronutrient More consisting of [ Organic ] 1. Relating to or denoting chemical compounds of biological origin. In organic chemistry, compounds which containing carbon chains, as in organic_chemistry Some carbon-containing compounds such as carbides, carbonates, simple oxides (carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide), and cyanides are considered inorganic. 2. Produced or involving production without the use of artificial chemicals, as in organic_nutrients, organic_farming and organic_foods. More compounds such as [ Carbohydrate, Carb, Saccharide ] A group of organic compounds occurring in living tissues, comprising of sugars, starches, and cellulose. Carbohydrates can be divided into four chemical groups: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Shorter-chain carbohydrates (monosaccharides and disaccharides) are generally sweet tasting are commonly referred to as sugars. More, [ Fat ] • A subclass of lipids that includes fatty acids and triglycerides • Any of the fatty acids and fatty acid esters of glycerol which are solid at room temperature, compared to oil, which is a liquid at room temperature • Adipose tissue More, [ Amino acid ] A simple organic compound containing containing both an amine (-NH2) and a carboxyl (-COOH) functional group, along with a side-chain (R group), which is specific to each amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and perform critical roles in biosynthesis and neurotransmitter transport. There are over 500 amino acids known but only 20 More, and vitamins.
2. Nutrients the come from non-artifical sources. See: Organic (def. 2)