Nutritional Functional Attribute class 

 

This class was defined and incorporated into CDNO release 3.0. The development of this class included discussion as an 'issue' on GitHub.

Nutritional Functional Attribute is defined as A functional attribute that inheres in one or more dietary chemical component (or food material) and may contribute to a dietary role.

This class is distinct from the ‘dietary material physical attribute’ class that refers to properties existing independent of role. However, the definition may need to be extended to include (chemical or other) quantifiable functional attributes/properties such as ‘anti-oxidant’ or ‘chelator’.