Nutrient Reference Values

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Nutrient reference values (NRVs) is an umbrella term for a set of nutrient reference values. RDA’s (Recommended Daily Allowance) were an old system and have now changed to NRV’s. The values for RDA and NRV are exactly the same. Daily Values are comprised of two sets of reference values for reporting nutrients in nutrition labels—the Daily Reference Values (DRVs) and the Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs). To limit consumer confusion, the single term “Daily Value” is used to designate both the DRVs and RDIs. The DVs are used to calculate the % Daily Values that consumers see on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels. The % Daily Value helps consumers understand how the amount of a nutrient that is present in a serving of a food fits into their total daily diet, and allows them to compare the nutritional value of food products.

Source: FDA.GOV

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Nutrient DRI (source FDA) Units
(mg or mcg)
Standardised Units (mg)
Vitamin A Retinol 900 mcg 3000IU 0.9 mg
Vitamin D Calciferol 20 mcg 800IU 0.02 mg
Vitamin E Tocopherol 15 mg 22.4IU 15 mg
Vitamin K1 Phylloquinone 120 mcg   0.12 mg
Vitamin K2 Menaquinone 120 mcg   0.12 mg
Vitamin B1 Thiamin 1.2 mg   1.2 mg
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 1.3 mg   1.3 mg
Vitamin B3 Niacin 16 mg   16 mg
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid 6 mg   6 mg
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine 1.7 mg   1.7 mg
Vitamin B7 Biotin 30 mcg   0.03 mg
Vitamin B9 Folic Acid 400 mcg   0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 Cobalamin 2.4 mcg   0.0024 mg
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 90 mg   90 mg
Calcium 1300 mg   1300 mg
Chloride 2300 mg   2300 mg
Chromium 35 mcg   0.035 mg
Copper 0.9 mg   0.9 mg
Fluoride 3.5 mg   3.5 mg
Iodine 150 mcg   0.15 mg
Iron 18 mg   18 mg
Magnesium 420 mg   420 mg
Manganese 2.3 mg   2.3 mg
Molybdenum 45 mcg   0.045 mg
Phosphorus 1250 mg   1250 mg
Potassium 4700 mg   4700 mg
Selenium 55 mcg   0.055 mg
Zinc 11 mg   11 mg
Energy or Nutrient Reference Intake        
Energy 2000 kcal        
Energy 8400 kJ        
Total fat 78 g        
Saturates 20 g        
Carbohydrate 275 g        
Sugars 90 g        
Protein 50 g        
Sodium 2300 mg        


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