A new method for testing the nutrient content of vegetables
Posted by Ars Technic on January 18, 2018 12:11:10It sounds simple, but this simple method could transform the way we look at nutrients in our food.
As we’ve seen with the recently launched Nutrition Check-Up, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new test that could potentially be applied to nearly all fresh vegetables.
The test was developed by scientists at the University of Florida’s National Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and has been tested successfully on a variety of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
Researchers at the university have been testing the test for the past three years and found that its effectiveness in detecting the presence of micronutrients, such as vitamin C, is high.
If this test is used more widely, the researchers predict that it could save us from consuming too much of the nutrients we don’t need, including some of the most common ones found in fruits, like iron, manganese, and zinc.
For now, though, the test is only a simple way to determine the nutrient status of a vegetable.
This test has a limited number of ingredients and is not yet ready for use, so it may take several months for it to be widely adopted.
But the university researchers said they’re confident that it can help them better identify the nutrients in vegetables we eat.
“It’s really a step in the right direction, and we hope it can make our nutrition information more accurate and more reliable,” said Michael F. Dickson, one of the researchers.
While the testing was not perfect, the team said the results were very positive.
I think it’s an important step forward, but I think it also has the potential to be useful in other areas,” said Dr. Daley.
One of the limitations of this testing method is that it’s still not 100 percent accurate.
Because the test uses only small amounts of nutrients, it’s not 100% accurate at identifying all the nutrients.
And it doesn’t give the nutrients their true value.
Even so, Dr. Fenton said, the testing is an important first step toward developing better nutrition information.”
What we want to do is get the most accurate information possible, so that people don’t have to buy food that is really high in iron and zinc, and then we don, the food that’s really high, in the form of processed foods,” he said.
But as the testing process continues, the university is hoping that the results of the test will help improve our understanding of how to eat foods that are nutrient dense.
They hope that by using the test more widely and incorporating it into our food choices, we’ll be able to improve our nutritional intake and decrease our risk of disease.