Nutrient

Nutrient is a substance used by organism to survive.


Major Nutrients

There are 7 major classes of nutrients

Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates

Proteins

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Proteins

Fats

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Fats

Minerals

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Minerals

Vitamins

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Vitamins

Water

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Water

Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fiber.
Fiber


Essentiality of Nutrients

Essential Nutrient:
Amino acids: 9 Essential Amino Acids are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine.
Fatty acids: 2 Essential Fatty Acids are alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid).
Vitamins: 13 Essential Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), vitamin B6 (e.g., pyridoxine), biotin (B7), folate (B9), and cobalamin (B12).
Minerals: 15 Essential Minerals are potassium, chloride, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, iodine, chromium, molybdenum, selenium and cobalt.

Conditionally essential: Choline, inositol, taurine, arginine, glutamine and nucleotides.

Non-essential: Dietary Fiber.

Non-nutrients: Ethanol.


Nutrient – Wikipedia