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DAILY VALUES TABLE (DV)

Balanced Meal

What is a Nutrient?

There are six basic groups, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals and Water. They are all essential for good health.

  • Values for the Appropriate Nutrients.
  • Based on a 2,000 Calorie Diet for Adults & Children 4 & under.
  • Alphabetical Order
# Food Component Daily Values
1 Calcium1,000 mg
2 Chloride3,400 mg
3 Cholesterol300 mg
4 Chromium120 mcg
5 Copper2 mg
6 Dietary Fiber25 g
7 Iodine150 mcg
8 Iron18 mg
9 Magnesium400 mg
10 Manganese2 mg
11 Molybdenum75 mcg
12 Phosphorus1,000 mg
13 Potassium3,500 mg
14 Protein50 g
15 Saturated Fat20 g
16 Selenium70 mcg
17 Sodium2,400 mg
18 Total Carbohydrate300 g
19 Total Fat65 g
20 Vitamin A5,000 IU
21 Vitamin B (Folate or Folic Acid)400 mcg
22 Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)1.5 mg
23 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)1.7 mg
24 Vitamin B3 (Niacin)20 mg
25 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)10 mg
26 Vitamin B62 mg
27 Vitamin B7 (Biotin)300 mcg 
28 Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)6 mcg
29 Vitamin C60 mg
30 Vitamin D400 IU
31 Vitamin E30 IU
32 Vitamin K80 mcg
33 Zinc15 mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legend: g = grams, mg = milligrams, mcg = micrograms, IU = International Units


Source: FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)

Published: Aug 20, 2015


Note: Folic acid is a Vitamin B but without a number. This chart is similar to Health Canada's but not exactly the same. 


Conversion Chart

  • 1 g = 1,000 mg
  • 1 mg = 1,000 mcg
  • 1 mcg = .001 mg

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