What Are Non-Nutrients?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 10:29:53 AM ET

Non-nutrients, also known as non-essential nutrients, are elements that are either made by the body or absorbed from food and, though not strictly required by the body to function, may be required to maintain good health. Examples of non-nutrients include dietary fiber, some amino acids, antioxidants, prebiotics, and probiotics.