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Number of Essential Nutrients

How many essential nutrients are there?

6.

There are 6 essential nutrients for humans. These include vitamins, dietary minerals, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, water, and oxygen. Essential nutrients are nutrients that are needed for normal body function that cannot be normally synthesized by the body in sufficient amounts. This is according to the US Department of Agriculture.

This fact is verified on : March 20, 2010.





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