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Nutrition Glossary


Updated January 29, 2014

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Minerals are available as dietary supplements.

Simon Cataudo

Definition: Inorganic (non-living) elements that are essential to the nutrition of humans, animals and plants.

Major minerals include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, chlorine, potassium, sodium and sulfur. 

Trace minerals include iron, cobalt, copper, fluoride, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, vanadium and zinc.

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