Dietary Reference Values

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European Vitamin, Mineral and Proximate Reference Values

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Daily Reference Intakes for Vitamins and Minerals (Adults)

Nutrient EU NRV Units
(mg or mcg)
IU EU NRV Standardised Units (mg)
Vitamins          
Vitamin A Retinol 800 mcg 2664iu 0.8 mg
Vitamin D Calciferol 5 mcg 200iu 0.005 mg
Vitamin E Tocopherol 12 mg 17.9iu 12 mg
Vitamin K1 Phylloquinone 75 mcg   0.075 mg
Vitamin K2 Menaquinone 75 mcg   0.075 mg
Vitamin B1 Thiamin 1.1 mg   1.1 mg
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 1.4 mg   1.4 mg
Vitamin B3 Niacin 16 mg   16 mg
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid 6 mg   6 mg
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine 1.4 mg   1.4 mg
Vitamin B7 Biotin 50 mcg   0.05 mg
Vitamin B9 Folate 200 mcg   0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 Cobalamin 2.5 mcg   0.0025 mg
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 80 mg   80 mg
Minerals          
Calcium 800 mg   800 mg
Chloride 800 mg   800 mg
Chromium 40 mcg   0.04 mg
Copper 1 mg   1 mg
Fluoride 3.5 mg   3.5 mg
Iodine 150 mcg   0.15 mg
Iron 14 mg   14 mg
Magnesium 375 mg   375 mg
Manganese 2 mg   2 mg
Molybdenum 50 mcg   0.05 mg
Phosphorus 700 mg   700 mg
Potassium 2000 mg   2000 mg
Selenium 55 mcg   0.055 mg
Zinc 10 mg   10 mg

 

Reference Intakes for Energy and selected nutrients other than Vitamins and Minerals (Adults)

Energy Or Nutrient Reference Intake

Energy

2000 kcal

Energy

8400 kJ
Total fat 70 g
Saturates 20 g
Carbohydrate 260 g
Sugars 90 g
Protein 50 g
Salt 6 g

 

Conversion factors for the calculation of Energy

Nutrient Energy per g
Carbohydrate (except polyols) 17 kJ  /  4 kcal
Polyols 10 kJ  /  2.4 kcal
Protein 17 kJ  /  4 kcal
Fat 37 kJ  /  9 kcal
Salatrims 25 kJ  /  6 kcal
Alcohol (Ethanol) 29 kJ  /  7 kcal
Organic acid 13 kJ  /  3 kcal
Fibre 8 kJ  /  2 kcal
Erythritol 0 kJ  /  0 kcal


Links

https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/dietary-reference-values-and-dietary-guidelines

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32008L0100&from=EN

 

 

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