Definition of nonfat in US English:



  • (of a food) containing no fat; with all fat solids removed.

    ‘nonfat buttermilk’
    • ‘It is not likely to be either lactose, which is implicated in ischemic heart disease, or milk protein, which is implicated in osteoporosis, both of which have lower associations with adult lymphoma than the non-fat portion of milk.’
    • ‘Recommended sources of protein which are also in line with maintaining cardiovascular health are low-fat meats, poultry, fish, legumes and non-fat dairy products.’
    • ‘Ways to incorporate dairy products in recipes were presented such as substituting non-fat milk for water in soups, cereals, oatmeal, mashed potatoes and pancakes.’
    • ‘The key words indicating lactose presence include whey, curds, milk by-products, dry milk solids, and non-fat dry milk powder.’
    • ‘In 2003, the Winnsboro, Texas, plant churned cream into more than 100 million pounds of dairy products, including premium and bulk butter, butter oil, non-fat dry milk powder and other dairy ingredients.’
    • ‘Processed foods low in sugar and non-fat dairy products are recommended in this diet, but their nutritional value may be in doubt.’
    • ‘A non-fat treat simply named ‘The Stuff’ is released to the eagerly awaiting public and immediately takes grocery stores by storm.’
    • ‘I even made a smart choice at Starbuck's yesterday - non-fat iced coffee.’
    • ‘With protein, calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamins B - 6 and B - 12, and more, plain low-fat or non-fat yogurt is as nutritious as skim milk.’
    • ‘You can use, as we do, non-fat yogurt, instead of cream.’
    • ‘‘A small iced non-fat Chai tea and a chocolate chip muffin, please,’ I said.’
    • ‘Mash in a little light mayo or non-fat plain yogurt and chopped dill and you've got salmon salad (some people will think it's tuna).’
    • ‘The Atlanta-based soft drink giant just debuted Swerve, a non-fat flavored milk-based beverage with added calcium and vitamins.’
    • ‘Avoid fats - oils, butter, margarine, and cream - and use low- and non-fat products since fat slows digestion.’
    • ‘I have came to realise that I hate any kind of food that is non-fat.’
    • ‘You can grab a Big Mac from McDonald's, a non-fat latte from Starbucks, and a black sweater from Banana Republic on almost any corner of any city or town you chose to go in the United States.’
    • ‘Most recently, the company jumped into the smoothies market, rolling out Yoplait Nouriche, a single-serve non-fat yogurt smoothie, boasting ‘all the nourishment of a meal.’’
    • ‘Sinéad, in the meantime, supplements her chemotherapy with homeopathy and bio-energy treatments and a rigid, non-fat diet.’
    • ‘Foods that contain at least 350 mg of potassium and that qualify for the new health claim include: cantaloupe, orange juice, bananas, carrots, spinach, skim milk, non-fat yogurt and unsalted tomato sauce.’
    • ‘Of the ten questions, four directly assessed low-fat behaviours, such as consuming low-fat and non-fat foods.’