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[mass noun] The nutritional value of a foodstuff.‘don't peel potatoes—the skins seal in flavour and food value’[count noun] ‘vegetables can lose their food values during storage’
- ‘She forced down mostly meat and cheese, washed down with water, assuming these to have the greatest food value.’
- ‘Was the song sparrow gleaning food value from the algae in the mud, as well as from the oxidized deposits?’
- ‘Once a patch has been discovered, it is exploited by on average 1.58 individuals, for 8.40 s, during which time 59.13% of its food value is consumed.’
- ‘Casters, hemp and a few maggots are also added to give a bit of added food value.’
- ‘They produce heads of grain which are harvested for their food value to people and animals.’
- ‘It was often enlivened, both for flavour and food value, with green herbs such as daisy, tansy, dandelion, nettles, kale, etc.’
- ‘For many years, it was assumed that the sporocarps simply lacked food value.’
- ‘And what they eat depends on availability as well as food value.’
- ‘A soft muddy floor of wetlands becomes a woven mat of tough roots with no significant food value for many wildlife species.’
- ‘Would you believe it, but banana, in terms of food value, is the fourth most important crop in the world after rice, wheat and maize.’
- ‘Already I could tell the difference in food value between a green grape and a purple one, between a Twinkie and a Snowball.’
- ‘They are all great and a good food value for the money.’
- ‘Popular roots such as ginseng, dock, radish, beets, and carrots are prized for their concentrated food value and healing power.’
- ‘Additionally, the way farmers feed them reduces their food value.’
- ‘It impressed him that hunters would ask forgiveness from a bear before they killed it for the food value.’
- ‘Apparently now they are more palatable but lacking in food value.’
- ‘As ruminants, they are able to subsist on dry, often spiny vegetation that would seem to have little food value.’
- ‘In contrast, flesh of any other animals has a similar, high food value, if you can catch it.’
- ‘Loosestrife has very limited food value for most wildlife species.’
- ‘For these desert rodents, food value seems to be closely associated with water conservation.’
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