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Uncovering the Nutritional Landscape of Food

Fig 1

The food-food network.

(A–C) Large-scale to small-scale overviews of the network. Each node represents a food, and nodes are connected through links that reflect the similarities between the nutrient contents of foods. The network in (A) is composed of animal-derived (left) and plant-derived (right) foods. A part of the animal-derived foods is magnified in (B), which shows seven different clusters of foods. The members of one of these clusters, the cluster ‘Finfish (with some shellfish and poultry)’, are shown in (C). In (A–C), each node is colored according to the food category. The size of each node corresponds to the nutritional fitness (NF) of the food (Fig. 2A and 2B). For visual clarity, we only show the topologically-informative connections between the foods (represented by links with the same thickness), and we omit six foods that have loose connections to the network (see S1 Appendix, Section 3.3 for details).

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