The term “nitrate nitrogen” is used to refer to the nitrogenpresent which is combined in the nitrate ion. This nomenclature isused to differentiate nitrate nitrogen from nitrogen in the form of ammonia (ammonia nitrogen), from nitrogen in the form of nitrite(nitrite nitrogen), etc.
- Agricultural use, water usage.
- Ingredient beneficial to plant growth.
- No side effects are known.
Source: Water.usgs, https://water.usgs.gov/edu/nitrogen.html