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1Relating to nutrition:‘the food was low in nutritive value’
- ‘Food quality and nutritive value can be altered, and food allergies can also be a serious concern.’
- ‘It is evident that a great deal of variability in the nutritive value exists among barley sources and we are able to account for this variability with measures of chemical constituents.’
- ‘Herman is looking for new genetic, genomic, and proteomic methods to improve protein, oil, and nutritive value in soybeans.’
- ‘‘Fatty foods would be judged on their nutritive value per calorie or gram of fat,’ he explained.’
- ‘Reptiles and birds gulp their food down and hence lose much nutritive value.’
- ‘Milk proteins have a smooth mouth feel and high nutritive and biological value.’
- ‘In addition to preserving much of a plant's nutritive value, no flowering would also mean no pollen and no seeds, which would virtually eliminate the chance of transgene spread.’
- ‘The nutritive values of radishes and leaves consist of moderate levels of Vitamins A, B, C, Calcium, Iron, and traces of Phosphorus and Potassium.’
- ‘Proper harvesting and post-harvest handling methods, as well as proper storage of fruits and vegetables not immediately eaten, will help maintain the flavor, texture and nutritive value of the produce.’
- ‘Processing of maize further reduces the nutritive value by removing the outer layers of the kernels, which contain a significant portion of the nutrients.’
- ‘Therefore, various strategies have been developed to improve the nutritive value of crops by modifying their protein composition through genetic engineering.’
- ‘Cutting more frequently at earlier stages of maturity results in forage with higher nutritive value but lower yield compared with cutting less frequently at more mature stages of growth.’
- ‘Barley is an important energy supplement but there is a large amount of variability in nutritive value among barley varieties.’
- ‘Chicory produces leafy growth that is high in nutritive value and mineral content if managed properly.’
- ‘Unlike vitamins and minerals, the thousands of phytochemicals in plants don't seem to have any nutritive value, but they apparently protect the body against cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.’
- ‘If you want to cut back a little on carbohydrates, cut back on those that have little or no nutritive value: soft drinks, candy, chips and other high-sugar or high-calorie snack foods.’
- ‘It was concluded, therefore, that alfalfa had greater nutritive value for horses than timothy or orchardgrass harvested at either the pre- or early-bloom stages.’
- ‘The present studies were conducted to determine the effects of common corn smut on the ensiling characteristics, palatability, and nutritive value of corn silage.’
- ‘Avoid foods that contain additives or lack nutritive value.’
- ‘Bilberry has been used as food for centuries due to its high nutritive value, and today represents a precious wild delicacy.’
- 1.1 Providing nourishment; nutritious:‘nutritive food’
nourishing, good for one, full of nourishment, full of nutrients, nutritive, wholesome, healthy, health-giving, healthful, beneficial, sustaining, strengtheningView synonyms
- ‘She said that it could be effectively overcome by the consumption of highly nutritive foods.’
- ‘People are now conscious of healthy eating - but our taste buds do not want bland and nutritive food.’
- ‘In other cases, doctors advise change of environment to a pollution-free atmosphere, good nutritive food with multivitamin supplements and plenty of fluids.’
- ‘Earlier they used to provide some nutritive food supplements to the poor patients.’
- ‘In the nutritive sphere, food is partially cooked by the stomach, and then moved in the form of chyle to the liver where it is heated further.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin nutritivus, from nutrire feed, nourish.
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