An overview of the nutrients available in NEVO online is given in the document ‘List of components'. The document includes the English component name, Dutch component name and EuroFIR nutrient codes.
An extended description of nutrients is available in the document ‘NEVO online 2016: background information’
The fatty acid clusters present in NEVO, for instance saturated fatty acids, consist of several individual fatty acids. The document ‘Composition of fatty acid clusters' lists which individual fatty acids belong to which cluster. The polyunsaturated fatty acid cluster might contain minute quantities of trans-fatty acids, as some cis-trans configurations are included, whilst the trans fatty acid cluster contains only trans-trans configurations.
Bioavailability and biological activity
Biological availability (bioavailability), which is the proportion of the component that is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and can be utilized by the body, is influenced by many factors including the chemical form of the nutrient, other substances present affecting the nutrient and endogenous factors (e.g. nutritional status) associated with the individual factors
Biological activity is the effect the component has in the body and is related to bioavailability.
Data for nutrients given in NEVO are gross values not corrected for bioavailability. For some nutrients, however, biological activity is taken into account, e.g. retinol and carotenoids (RAE), total vitamin E and folate equivalents.