Does anyone know how to calculate the Percent of Daily Value?
There are numbers that you multiply to get the percentage on the nutrition panel. Does anyone know?
- Dave CLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well you actually divide and multiply by 100%.
You divide by the recommended value...
For example, the recommended daily amount of vitamin C is 1000 grams. An orange has 100 grams.
The percen daily value is (100 / 1000) X 100% = 10%
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Plus, you can determine the RDV of a nutrient from labels as well. For example, on my peanut butter is says that 12 g of fat is 18% of the RDV.
12 divided by 0.18 = 67 g of total fat is the Recommended Daily Value (I'm sure in this case it's the max RDV.