: not of or relating to nutrition: not providing nourishmentnonnutritive sweetenerspacifiers used for nonnutritive sucking
Examples of nonnutritive in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebTo further complicate matters, ultraprocessed foods often contain a combination of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners that, Small says, produces surprising metabolic effects that result in a particularly potent reinforcement effect.
Ellen Ruppel Shell, Scientific American, 25 Sep. 2019 But this new study suggests problems with the nonnutritive (aka artificial) sweeteners in diet drinks.
David Becker, Philly.com, 12 Sep. 2017
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