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The question is a little bit dubious, because when the OP says "seed" we tend to think about the seed before germination. If you are talking strictly about the seed, it doesn't absorb from anywhere: the seed normally contains inside it all the macro and micro nutrients necessary for the first days after germination. Of course, after a while, the growing ...


Many ions are absorbed by the plants via the action of bacterias. Fe or B for example require chelating action from microbes. P and S need to be oxidised to enter the plant as well. Source: Le sol, la Terre et les Champs -


Well yes, you could get this information from food labels, since the recommended daily intake of vitamins is well established. But there is really no need to worry about dietary "antioxidants" (usually vitamins A, C and E, and carotenoids). If you eat a reasonably balanced diet, you are getting all the vitamins you need. Thankfully, vitamin deficiency is ...


If you had to chew to digest, then beverages like sugary sodas would never be digested or provide calories or nutrients, as you (generally) don't chew when you drink them. No, chewing is not required for digestion or nutrient absorption. Chewing is important when eating solid foods, as the chewing action breaks down and begins to solublize the food, and ...

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