Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling

(Based on a 2000 Calorie Intake; for Adults and Children 4 or More Years of Age)

Food ComponentUnit of MeasureDaily Values
Fat grams (g) 78
Saturated Fat grams (g) 20
Cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300
Total Carbohydrate grams (g) 275
Sodium milligrams (mg) 2,300
Dietary Fiber grams (g) 28
Protein grams (g) 50
Added Sugarsgrams (g) 50

NutrientUnit of MeasureDaily Values
Vitamin A micrograms (mcg) 900
Vitamin C milligrams (mg) 90
Calcium milligrams (mg) 1,300
Iron milligrams (mg) 18
Vitamin D micrograms (mcg) 20
Vitamin E milligrams (mg) 15
Vitamin K micrograms (mcg) 120
Thiamin milligrams (mg) 1.2
Riboflavin milligrams (mg) 1.3
Niacin milligrams (mg) 16
Vitamin B6 milligrams (mg) 1.7
Folate micrograms (mcg) 400
Vitamin B12 micrograms (mcg) 2.4
Biotin micrograms (mcg) 30
Pantothenic acid milligrams (mg) 5
Phosphorus milligrams (mg) 1,250
Iodine micrograms (mcg) 150
Magnesium milligrams (mg) 420
Zinc milligrams (mg) 11
Selenium micrograms (mcg) 55
Copper milligrams (mg) 0.9
Manganese milligrams (mg) 2.3
Chromium micrograms (mcg) 35
Molybdenum micrograms (mcg) 45
Chloride milligrams (mg) 2,300
Potassiummilligrams (mg) 4,700
Cholinemilligrams (mg) 550

Revised: November, 2019
Based on information published by the Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register in May, 2016:

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