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  • amino acid : one of 20 kinds of organic compounds that are linked chemically to one another, forming proteins.
  • minerals : a nutrient that is needed by the body in small amounts and is not by living things.
  • carbohydrate : an energy- rich organic compound, such as sugar or starch, that is made of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
  • nutrient : substances in food that provide the raw materials and energy needed for an organism to carry out its essential processes.
  • fat : energy-containing nutrients that are composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.
  • glucose : a sugar that is the major source of energy for the body's cells.
  • calorie : the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1 degree celsius.
  • vitamins : one of many organic molecules needed in small amounts in a variety of chemical reactions within the body.
  • protein : large organic molecule made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and sometimes sulfur.