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?

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  • Dave C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    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%

  • Anonymous
    1 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.

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