[ Macronutrient ]
A [ 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 More that is consumed in large quantities and forms the bulk of the biomass of an organism.
In animals, the macronutrients are [ 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 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 More and proteins. In plants, the macronutrients include calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur.
Compare [ Micronutrient ] An element or substance with nutritional value that is only required in trace amounts. Compare Macronutrient. More.