Which of the following is not a macronutrient?

(A) Chlorine

(B) Calcium

(C) Carbohydrates

(D) Proteins

Correct Answer of MCQ: (A) Chlorine

Which of the following is a macronutrient?

(A) Minerals

(B) Vitamins

(C) Carbohydrates

(D) None of these

Correct Answer of MCQ: (C) Carbohydrates

Examples of Macronutrients and Micronutrients


Macronutrients Micronutrients

Source of: Amylopectin, Maltose,  Galactose,  Amylose, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Ribose, Lactose


Potassium,    Zinc,    Calcium,    Phosphorus,    Iron,    Sodium,    Magnesium,    Sulfur



Source of: Cysteine, Glutamic acid (glutama Tryptophan, Tyrosine,Valine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine,  Serine, Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic acid (aspartate), Isoleucine

Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline,Asparagine, Threonine

Trace elements

Iodine,    Copper,    Chromium , Boron,    Molybdenum,    Fluorine,    Selenium,    Manganese



Source of:     Capric acid ,     Lignoceric acid ,     Behenic acid ,     Palmitic acid ,     Caproic acid ,     Myristic acid ,     Stearic acid ,     Lauric acid ,     Arachidic acid ,     Caprylic acid ,     Butyric acid ,     Margaric acid ,     Propionic acid ,     Cerotic acid ,     Acetic acid ,     Pentadecanoic acid ,     Valeric acid


Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K


Erucic acid,    Myristoleic acid,    Nervonic acid,    Oleic acid,    Eicosenoic acids


Source of:  Timnodonic acid ,    Clupanodonic acid ,    Linoleic acid ,    Gamma-Linolenic acid ,    α-Linolenic acid ,    Stearidonic acid ,    Arachidonic acid ,    Eicosatetraenoic acid ,    Cervonic acid

Essential fatty acids

Source of:  Linoleic acid LA (18:2) omega-6 fatty acid, α-Linolenic acid ALA (18:3) omega-3 fatty acid


Source of:  Ethanol

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