Nutrient density

Cobe, Patricia
March 2006
FoodService Director;3/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, Special Section p4
Trade Publication
This article presents a foodservice purchasing guide to nutrient-dense foods. Foods that pack in a lot of nutrients in relation to their calorie counts are known as nutrient dense. People watching their weight look for flavorful foods that offer plenty of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, fiber, phytochemicals and other substances for the least calories. Nutrient-dense foods include turkey, chicken breast, tofu, dried beans, yogurt, citrus fruits, tomatoes, broccoli, flank steak, cod, halibut and shrimp.


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