Micronutrients

  • Are nutrients needed in small amounts, but are equally important as the macronutrients – we just need them in small amounts
  • Micronutrients are 2 categories: vitamins and minerals
  • 14 vitamins (vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B6, B12, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, choline)
  • 14 minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, chromium, iron, molybdenum, sodium, chloride, potassium, zinc, copper, iodine)
  • Two minerals are consumed in excess (sodium and chloride)