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D A I L Y SV A L U E S

"Daily Value" is one of the new terms used on today's food labels. It indicates the amount of a nutrient that is provided by a single serving of a food item. Daily Values are used to establish standards for comparison.

The Daily Value is actually based on two sets of standards. The first set of standards is called the Reference Daily Intake (formerly known as the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance). It reflects the recommended level of intake for most vitamins and minerals.

The second set of standards, called the Daily Reference Values, is used for other nutrients that are also known to have a significant impact of health and disease. These other nutrients include fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

The following are the Daily Values based on Daily Reference Values:

:: NUTRIENT :: DAILY VALUE
Total Fat 65 grams (based on 30% of 2000 calories)
Saturated Fat 20 grams (based on 8-10% of 2000 calories)
Cholesterol 300 milligrams
Total Carbohydrate 300 grams (about 60% of 2000 calories)
Fiber 25 grams
Sodium 2400 milligrams
Potassium 3500 milligrams
Protein 50 grams (based on 10% of 2000 calories)

DRV for protein does not apply to certain populations; Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for protein has been established for these groups: children 1-4 years: 16g; infants under 1 year: 14g; pregnant women: 60g; nursing mothers: 65g.

The following are the Daily Values based on Reference Daily Intake:

:: NUTRIENT :: DAILY VALUE
Vitamin A 5000 IU
Vitamin C 60 milligrams
Vitamin D 400 IU
Vitamin E 30 IU
Thiamin 1.5 milligrams
Riboflavin 1.7 milligrams
Niacin 20 milligrams
Vitamin B6 2 milligrams
Vitamin B12 6 micrograms
Folic Acid 0.4 milligrams
Biotin 0.3 milligrams
Pantothenic Acid 10 milligrams
Calcium 1000 milligrams
Iron 18 milligrams
Phosphorus 1000 milligrams
Iodine 150 micrograms
Magnesium 400 milligrams
Zinc 15 milligrams
Copper 2 milligrams

 

Sources:
NutriBase Software and NutriBase.com

 
 

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