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