Tri & Succeed Sports

Nutrition

How percent daily value is calculated

Many of the nutrient amounts in the nutrition facts table are shown using % DV.

The current daily values are based on 2 sets of values. These include the:

  1. recommended daily intake (RDI) for vitamins and minerals
  2. reference standards for:
    • fat
    • saturated and trans fats
    • cholesterol
    • carbohydrate
    • fibre
    • potassium
    • sodium

The % DV for a nutrient is calculated by:

  • dividing the amount of a nutrient in a serving size by its daily value, then
  • multiplying that number by 100

For example, a food product has 3 mg of iron. The daily value for iron is 14 mg. This means that the % DV for iron would be 21%.

If you would like to do your own calculation, use the equation below to help you.

(3 mg ÷ 14 mg) × 100 = 21% DV

Daily values are as followed in the chart below:
Nutrient Daily Value (DV)
Note: RE = retinol equivalents
Fat 65 g
Saturated and trans fats 20 g
Cholesterol 300 mg
Sodium 2400 mg
Carbohydrate 300 g
Fibre 25 g
Sugars no DV
Protein no DV
Vitamin A 1000 RE
Vitamin C 60 mg
Calcium 1100 mg
Iron 14 mg