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The Science of Nutrition in Food - Part 3

Jun 23, 2008
How nutrients are synthesized into food. Life is a three tier system as we have stated before. The foundation tier the soil organisms are built on 17 elements that have been identified to grow healthy organisms, crops and animals. An example is that a 2500 pound steer can be created by eating grass. But the grass must have the critical nutrient elements to do that.

Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are three of the macro minerals (needed in large amounts) but there are 14 other micro minerals that chloroplasts using chlorophyll employ to build the nutrients in plants that put nutrition in food. Without them, food is empty. Here are the inter related actions of a few for example:

- Manganese, Magnesium, Iron form Chlorophyll to power the chloroplasts.

- Chlorine is required in Photosynthesis.

- Copper is needed to form Vitamin A.

- Boron regulates Carbohydrates.

- Molybdenum is used to fix Nitrogen in the soil.

- Cobalt is the center atom of Vitamin B12 created in the stomachs of ruminants.

- Calcium and Magnesium activate Protein Synthesis.

It takes essential micro nutrients in soil to synthesize phytochemicals in leaves and fruit for rich, deep taste and color. Anthocyanin reds, cartinoid and flavenoid yellows and oranges, polyphenol blues, resveratrol purples and chlorophyll greens are the rainbow of colors of nutritional content and the taste in food. All are contingent on the uptake of the 14 essential micronutrient minerals working together to augment the synergy with NPK fertilizers for better taste.

Chloroplasts are the plant pharmaceutical factory. One of the most widely recognized and important characteristics of plants is their ability to conduct photosynthesis, in effect, to make their own food by converting light energy into chemical energy. Their food production becomes our food. This process occurs in almost all plant species and is carried out in specialized organelles known as chloroplasts. All of the green structures in plants, including stems and un-ripened fruit, contain chloroplasts, but the majority of photosynthesis activity in most plants occurs in the leaves. On the average, the chloroplast density on the surface of a leaf is about one-half million chloroplasts per square millimeter.

Chloroplasts are one of several different types of plastids; plant cell organelles that are involved in energy storage and the synthesis of metabolic materials.

The colorless leucoplasts synthesize starch, oils, and proteins. Yellow-to-red colored chromoplasts manufacture carotenoids, green colored chloroplasts contain the pigments chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b, which are able to absorb the full spectrum of light energy needed for photosynthesis of phytochemical nutrients to occur and require iron, magnesium and manganese micro nutrients to even form the chlorophyll molecule. Deficiencies in nutrients prevent synthesis of nutrients to keep plants resistant to disease and bacterial infection and prevent synthesis of nutrients in food.
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