What are micronutrients?
are the nutritive substances required in small amounts. These
do not provide energy, but help in assimilation of other nutrients,
and are required in many physiological reactions in the body.
Examples of micronutrients are: All the vitamins
(Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamins C, D, E, and K), folate
and minerals (Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium,
Iron, Iodine, Fluorine, Zinc, Copper, Cobalt, Chromium, Selenium,
Though required only in minute quantities in the
daily diet, the micronutrients are very important for human survival.
Their deficiency can result in disease.