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Minerals are non essential nutrients and provide 4 kilocalories per gram true or false

Biology 18/01/2020 10:43 AM answersmine

Answered @ 18/01/2020 10:43 AM By answersmine

The above statement is false.
Minerals are essential elements and do not provide kilocalories per gram.
Essential nutrients or elements are those that the body cannot produce and must be supplied through the diet, while non essential nutrients or elements are those that the body can produce and do not require to obtain it in food. Minerals are essential elements, which include nitrogen, phosphorus, chlorine, zinc, iron among others, obtained from food. They do not provide calories per gram , like the case of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

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